After a few years of remote worklife, we’ve got the basics down. But there’s no fixed guidance for professional etiquette—it’s always changing alongside cultural norms. And it seems like just when we get comfortable, the rules change.
In the season 2 finale, we reunite with manners experts and Shmanners co-hosts Travis and Teresa McElroy for a hilarious conversation. They share tips on how to model good etiquette in an authentic way, relate to others, and avoid common misunderstandings in remote work.
We’ll talk about:
- How etiquette helps us navigate modern society
- The difference between etiquette and virtues
- The importance of clear expectations
- Healthy ways to communicate boundaries
- Avoiding misunderstandings with our partners
- What’s really behind “quiet quitting”
- Remember the Golden Rule. When in doubt, treat people how you’d like to be treated. It never fails.
- Lead by example. Don’t meet rudeness with rudeness. Call others “in” by modeling good manners.
- Make the extra effort. It’s easy to misunderstand someone in remote communication. Be clear, but be kind.
- Be explicit. Avoid snags by being clear about what you expect, and what’s expected of you.
Learn more at remotely-curious.com.