In every formal setting, there is specific business etiquette to be followed, and the office cubicle is no different. There are many things that you have to consider if you are working in an office cubicle, and here are some general cubicle etiquette tips.
Eavesdropping – Eavesdropping is considered a very bad habit, however, some of us give reasons like the cubicle height is very low so sound can easily travel through, and you can happen to hear it even when you do not intend to. But there is always an option of hearing a conversation of your colleague and keeping it only to yourself. When a person sitting next to you asks a question to another individual, and if you know the answer, do not stand up and tell the correct answer because this will only show that you have the habit of eavesdropping.
Talking – When you are working in a cubicle, it is bad manners to talk loudly. Talk softly, yet clearly, so that the listener can understand without letting other workers get disturbed. Do not place your hands or head over one’s cubicle and start a conversation. Do not take clients or corporate guests to cubicles for an introductory meet; you can instead go to a conference room. If your cubicle is a bit far from one whom you want to talk with, then go to his cubicle and then talk.
Appearance – The condition of your cubicle should be neat and tidy. There are many employees who like to decorate their cubicle with whatever they like and things that inspire them. You can surely decorate your working space, but see to it that you keep the decors simple.
Smells – One of the most important cubicle etiquette rules and ethics is to not eat strong-smelling snacks at your desk. Understand that your neighbors are also present, and they may get irritated by the smells coming from the food you are eating. While eating snacks, make sure that you do not disturb your neighbors by the crunchy eating sound.
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