Office Etiquette – Standing Up

Standing when someone enters your office is a means of showing respect. In today’s business environment, both males and females should stand to greet a guest or supervisor. However, it is not necessary to stand for individuals who frequently enter your office such as an office assistant or co-worker.

Here are a few guidelines to help you demonstrate your best office etiquette:

1. Stand when a supervisor or an elderly person enters your office.

2. Stand for customers and clients.

3. Stand for coworkers who visit infrequently.

4. You may remain seated for office assistants, secretaries, employees, or co-workers who come and go from your office regularly.

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