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Workplace Etiquette, Exploring the Do's and Don’ts with Sixth Form Students

  • by Marina Boor
  • 10 Dec 2015

Workplace etiquette has been long debated, after all corporate companies will likely have a different office culture to those working in the creative industries. However, one thing that everyone can agree on is the importance of behaving appropriately at work.

So, for our second Career Ready UK session at Queen’s Park Community School (QPCS), we spent the afternoon discussing behaviour in the workplace and, in particular, the difference between the office and the classroom.

Working together in small groups, the sixth form students and the Career Moves team discussed behaviour in the workplace and, in particular, the difference between the office and the classroom.

The most interesting thing for me was all the different views and opinions, everyone had something different to say. From not being late or swearing, to asking lots of questions and remembering people’s names, the students were able to make a really comprehensive list of behaviours to embrace along with those they should avoid.

Career Ready is a really interactive programme and this session was no different! Having identified the different behaviours, we rounded off the afternoon by choosing our favourite and acting out various scenarios to the rest of the class, which was great fun.

Although this is my first year being involved with the programme, Career Moves has been working with QPCS and Career Ready for nearly 10 years. Our monthly skills workshops will be back in full swing after the New Year and we’ve got lots more to come including interview techniques and office skills, I can’t wait!

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