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Various members of the team discuss what they see as unprofessional behavior. Cutting Edge Corporation has a Book of Rules listing unprofessional behaviors. These are set out and explained by team members:

1.     Being Rude – examples of Carol being aggressive and insulting to her colleagues.

2.     Taking Supplies – staff taking office equipment.  It is illegal.

3.     Personal Media – can be distracting and invasive of people’s privacy.

4.     Inappropriate Dress – clean and neat, not provocative.

5.     Name Calling – insulting or racist remarks may be against the law.

6.     Flirting – stepping over boundaries of acceptable behavior.

7.     Relationships at Work – personal relationships with colleagues should be kept out of the office.

8.     Touching – some gestures are acceptable, but many are not acceptable.

  Key Learning Points

“People understand professional behavior. Yet many behave unprofessionally at work.”


Don’t be rude and insensitive
INSTEAD: Show respect to others

Don’t abuse privileges
INSTEAD: Be responsible and trustworthy

Don’t flirt or misbehave
INSTEAD: Maintain professional relationships

Don’t mix personal and business
INSTEAD: Manage boundaries


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