Workplace Etiquette: How To Be Classy On The Job

workplace etiquette office rules
workplace etiquette office rules

Anyone who works in the typical office these days knows that dress codes are decidedly lax. Long gone are the days when men routinely donned suits and ties and women wore tailored dresses and pumps.

That may be a boon for workers who don't want to fuss about what to wear, day in and day out, but it can hinder career success, says workplace etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore. "Basically, we're a vision-oriented society, and we make judgements about people in 7 seconds or less," says Whitmore, who's written a new book on the subject, titled, "Poised For Success."