Men, women and office manners in the 90s
This is another one of a million books published on how to get by in the office and succeed. When women entered the workforce, issues of “new” manners in the office were discussed. Discussions aimed at both men and women focused on addressing so-called needs. For example, women who are trained to get along with the boys’ world of work, how to dress and level up in management. Men said not to make a “stripe” and be polite to the women.
Of course if you are under 40, discussing a fax machine as an ideal method of correspondence is going to seem ridiculous. Same with discussions about business attire. There are several generational discussions, interviews and online tips. Very little remains in the office culture of today. Looking ahead, COVID-19 will / will change our office again. What will be the new office manners in the age of virtual work?
Mary (always wears sweatpants for virtual meetings)