No one is perfect. We all have our own distinctive personalities and peculiarities. But there are certain workplace behaviors that tend to be especially irritating to others. And according to a recent survey, they happen pretty frequently.

In the survey, both senior managers and employees were asked to indicate what they believed were the most common breaches of workplace etiquette. Here are the results:

  • Arriving late to a meeting or missing meetings
  • Not paying attention in meetings
  • Taking a long time to respond to emails, calls, or other forms of workplace correspondence
  • Gossiping about coworkers

Have you ever exhibited any of these behaviors? Are you being annoying? If so, you might want to make some adjustments! A good rule of thumb is to simply treat your coworkers as you would like to be treated. They’ll appreciate your courtesy!


Manners Matter: Managers, Employees Sound Off About Workplace Etiquette. (2018, May 30). In Robert Half. Retrieved from