The word seems kind of "olden-days" doesn’t it? Do people even take etiquette classes anymore? Is that a thing? I find myself at a loss when it comes to proper etiquette because I think in someways it is a lost art, or quickly becoming one.
The internet is still a relatively new presence in society, so a lot of etiquette hasn’t even been established yet. Worse yet, with the anonymity the internet provides, it is probably the most hostile environment to politeness and etiquette we have ever witnessed.
By no means am I a stickler for etiquette, but having worked extensively online for the past 5 years, I know there is room for improvement in this area.
I have kept a running list for these past 5 years on certain activities and actions that I believe are proper etiquette when working online.
I don’t feel this way because they are “morally right”. I am not talking about morals here. I am sharing these tips, because these are all things that personally annoy me, waste my time, waste your time, have gotten me in trouble with others or have directly impacted my bottom line in a negative way.
Simple as that.
I know that not everyone will agree, but I also know if everyone followed these rules the online business world would be a far better place. If you follow these tips, you will build online relationships faster, network more effectively and build your brand with integrity.