This month we are exploring a lighter topic although one that I’m sure everyone can relate to- Office Taboos. I know HR people can relate to this topic because sometimes we are asked to intervene in rather difficult and sometimes embarrassing situations.
This topic can be a bit sensitive, so we have to be careful. We all know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Not everything on this list would be considered a taboo by everyone, and of course quantity matters – for example, trimming a fingernail one time may not be offensive to your co-worker but using nail clippers at every staff meeting might be!
So with all due respect here are some common office taboos:
Face it, we work in close quarters. The average office space per worker is less than 150 feet. That’s not much personal space. Take personal inventory. Are you being as respectful as possible? Are you guilty of Office Taboo?
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