I am a great believer of the rule of threes. I am so happy to see that it is the most common response to questions and statements I get. What I do not like is when someone asks me for an example. I like to look at a few things, but a “3” is not one of them.
Business etiquette is a big deal because it affects a lot of people. It is how we manage our personal relationships with customers, bosses, coworkers, and others. We have to show them that we care about them and that we are a team. That means that we treat them with the respect that they ask for. And if we are not, then our business is gone.
I think business etiquette is a big deal because it affects so many people. I am not an expert, but I can tell you that you have to treat people with respect. So it’s easy to forget. One of my favorite examples of business etiquette is when a customer asks me a question and I get interrupted and have to ask him to please wait a bit, but he just keeps right on going. I guess I’m not in a good mood, since he is so annoying.
In particular, in Greece, they value their time. So if they are interrupted, they have to wait until they have time to come back. And if they are not interrupting, then they are disrespecting the customer. (Which is also rude.) If you don’t respect the customer, then you are disrespecting yourself and your business. So make sure to show a little respect.
If you are an irish person, you probably already know this principle of “greece business etiquette.” Don’t interrupt your host when he is talking to your colleague (which is how you will normally address a customer), don’t interrupt someone who is talking to you, and if you do, don’t expect him to take it anymore. Just move on.
So basically, it’s important to get to know the customer if you want to make good business. It’s easy to get a little frustrated and take it a step too far, but it also helps you better understand how you communicate with customers. If you do get a little too rude, go back to work.
The good news is that a lot of people work in a lot of different environments and have very different work culture. This helps them learn how to get along with others. For example, a lot of retail environments make it mandatory for employees not to interrupt others while talking to customers, but they don’t make it mandatory to interrupt customers if they are talking to each other.
If you do your usual thing (i.e. talking to customers in a normal, friendly manner) but then decide to talk to a customer who is not supposed to be talking to you, you could be in big trouble. We all know this happens. If you go back to work after that, you will be working under a different boss.
If you’re gonna talk to a customer in a friendly manner, then you should also be friendly with your coworkers as well. That way, they will feel comfortable and confident talking to you in the same manner. And besides, if you don’t want to be rude to other people, you should make sure you are not rude to your coworkers.
In the Greek business culture, it is considered absolutely rude to talk loud, speak fast, or use profanity. You will get fired for the simple reason that you will be talking to people you don’t know.