Where are these classes offered?
Prema Lia (Kim) Thompson teaches Office Etiquette classes at the University of Washington and Bellevue College. By appointment, she now offers these classes at businesses and schools.
What is Office Etiquette?
As the Office Etiquette Manual states, “Etiquette is a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary norms within a society, social class, or group. The French word etiquette, literally signifying a tag or label, first appeared in English around 1750.” Office etiquette refers to professional behavior, actions, and perspective in the workplace.
How does it help?
Having a confident understanding of office etiquette promotes success in the workplace. Interacting with supervisors and co-workers becomes easier and tasks are completed more efficiently. Learning professional etiquette also establishes healthy workplace habits.
What is a key concept?
One key concept is how helpful learning office etiquette can be for all future careers and professional situations. Conveying a respectable, professional self becomes effortless and second-nature. There are also many more aspects to the office to learn that can be useful, including posture at the desk, cubical cleanliness, and relationships in the workplace.
How do I get access to more of this information?
More information is provided in Kim Thompson’s 27-page Office Etiquette Manual.