While workplace etiquette should be common sense, in today’s modern work environment a casual work culture might promote a casual management style. How people interact with each other seems less formal than it used to be, which can lull people into forgetting etiquette altogether. As a manager, you may be able to bend the rules some of the time, like showing up to a meeting a few minutes late, or answering a text during a meeting. But how would you like it if your employees did the same things? What if it was reversed and an employee decided to step out mid-meeting to grab a drink or refill their coffee?
Wearing a great costume may give your employees a fun fright on Hallowe’en, but do your employees scatter in fear when you step into the office the rest of the year, too? Do they keep their heads down as you hover over their desk like the friendly ghost long after October 31?