It’s an open secret that it is often the little things that most people disregard that tend to impede the harmonious nature of the workplace. These things have always been underrated and it is about time efforts were made to bring them into close scrutiny.
A Boston-based business consultant has recently asserted the Boston business environment will be a haven and a giant force to reckon with if great consideration is given to these supposedly little things. He cited the following are some factors that have to be critically delved into in the quest to improve etiquette at the workplace.
The first has to do with smoking at the workplace. Stringent measures are to be put in place to ensure that smoking is done in areas that are well ventilated. The issue even transcends beyond smoking in authorised places and includes the pungent smell emanating from the smoke. Quick brushing or walking in fresh air can help reduce the pungent smell.
Another factor that was mentioned had to do with body odour or bad breadth. Either of these situations can have a negative toll on the individual and his or her relationship with the colleagues, even when people fail to alert you. It is easy to be told by a friend other than by your boss or a person from HR as this can be very degrading.
The last factor is “too much scent” from the use of perfumes. The effect that the overuse of perfumes can have is tantamount to that of body odour. To curtail this phenomenon, most companies have instituted the “No Scent” policy to put a stop to these occurrences because most people have varying reactions to different scents of perfumes as some are allergic to the scents emanating from perfumes.