[ 2006-06-30 10:21 ]
Office etiquette is formal rules of behavior that make professional
encounters pleasant and productive. While certain procedures may seem awkward or
wasteful to you as you begin working in a new situation, resist the urge to make
immediate changes. 在你还不了解的情况下，一定不能操之过急。
Discover how things are done and why.
Observe how others answer the telephone, dress, decorate desks or office
space, snack on the job (在办公室用餐), circulate memos (传阅文件), etc.
Establish in your mind other people's priorities before asserting your own.
Any changes you initiate will have more validity after you have familiarized
yourself with the customary procedures.
Every office has its own protocol (习惯、定例) for who is called by his or her
first name and who is called by his or her title. New employees should follow
suit, after listening carefully to how people are addressed.
Whatever your position is, a "thank you" is in order, no matter how small the
task or favor.
（改编自：www.hao360.com 英语点津 Annabel 编辑）