Good business etiquette was vital in our pre-pandemic world to give a good impression and reflect well on a company’s brand and image.
The basic business etiquette rules were easy to remember. Give a firm handshake. Have good eye contact. Dress for success. Arrive on time. Know how to engage others in conversation.
And in our virtual world, business etiquette rules still apply … with a bit of modification.
Consider these five “old” business etiquette rules and their “new” pandemic counterparts.
Also, choose colors that show well on screen. All shades of blue, most pastels and deep purple look good on screen and work for most people’s hair and skin tone. Avoid bold prints that can be visually distracting.
Good business etiquette remains vital in our virtual world. And it’s easy enough to still convey consummate professionalism if you follow these guidelines.
Rachel Wagner is a licensed business etiquette consultant, a certified virtual events professional, and founder and owner of the Bixby-based business etiquette firm, Rachel Wagner and Protocol.