What Are The Unwritten Rules At Your Office?

What Are The Unwritten Rules At Your Office?

Every workplace has a set of unwritten rules that you have to learn through observation and experience. Knowing them can sometimes serve you better than knowing the actual rules of the office. What unwritten rules do you have in your workplace?

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Ben Weiss, writing for US News, highlights the importance of knowing these rules:

Every office will have customs, traditions or tendencies that aren’t found in any official corporate collateral, and a new hire can prove both sharp and competent by picking up on them quickly. “You may discover that your team members meet for coffee in the cafeteria 20 minutes before work and you could fit in more quickly if you joined them,” says Joseph Kotlinski, partner at staffing firm WinterWyman. “You may also find ways to lose favour with your bosses by not paying attention to the culture. If, for instance, a VP uses a conference room on most Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. even though it isn’t on the schedule, don’t book a meeting in the same room at 8:45 a.m.”

What unwritten rules do you have to follow in your workplace? Tell us in the comments.

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