I was watching a morning news show a few weeks ago and they had a special guest on discussing boardroom ettiquette. When I first went into sales, I had the privilege of going through a homegrown company training program called Professional Selling. This course covered everything from what color socks to wear to how to shake hands to what fork to use with what course. For a recent college grad, this course was an unbelieveable gift.
Much has changed since those days. Now there are new challenges such as business casual dress codes and smartphones. There are more ways to offend than ever before – texting during meetings, dressing too casual, etc.
As a team, have a discussion about Boardroom Ettiquette. Make your own list of 10 Rules that should always be followed. A competitive edge can come from being a polite professional. Don’t miss the opportunity to make a great impression with your professionalism.