What Are The Three Most Important Elements Of Personal And Professional Etiquette?

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In today’s business climate, job security is a risky element of any employment deal. No responsible employer can make such a guarantee of lifetime employment (Carrera & Luss, 2014). Organizational needs and events come and go quickly. Many employees also prefer to jump to a new employer when the time is right. This usually occurs when an employee sees an opportunity to advance their career or increase their pay scale (Carrera & Luss, 2014). Employers have attempted to replace the concept of lifetime employment with something less binding like lifetime employability. Lifetime employability is a promise from an organization to the employees in which they can develop new skills that will make them more valuable for future employment …show more content…
There are a number of other factors that can contribute to ones continued career success. One of the most important is proper etiquette. The ability to master this skill will endear healthcare professionals to his/her patients, impress your superiors, and foster confidence in your co-workers as well (Aureus, 2012). The three most important elements of personal and professional etiquette that I employ in my professional life are to always maintain a professional appearance, show everyone respect, and to arrive at all scheduled meetings on time, if not five to ten minutes …show more content…
Staying on-task and on-time in my professional life has a lot to do with time management. Time management skills can help to make use of the available time in the most efficient way to accomplish goals, tasks, and projects within a predetermined period of time. Time management skills involve prioritizing tasks, planning, organizing, scheduling, and the delegation of functions ( ). This should also include an analysis of time spent to stay on-task as well. Aligning time management with your professional goals is important and necessary. At the beginning of every fiscal year, I meet with my Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) to set my performance goals for the upcoming fiscal year. I have to provide my list of goals to the DFA and then they are tied into the organizations aims and missions. I will then use my goals to prioritize my daily work and gauge my progress over the fiscal year to ensure I have managed my time wisely to complete the goals required of me.

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