The New Netiquette: Survey Shows What We Think About Business Behavior

Our mothers and fathers taught us the importance of being polite to our neighbors and to each other. We learned how to eat properly at the dinner table and how to not chew gum at inappropriate times.

The world of online communications also requires proper etiquette in how we communicate. Of course, online, things here are a bit more complex.

With social media, do we “friend” our supervisor? What about email? Who do we “bcc” and who do we “cc”?

Email host Intermedia conducted a survey that offers some insight into what other professionals feel about these and other questions involving business behavior and online etiquette:

According to the survey, 81 percent of respondents said it is somewhat or completely inappropriate to take a conference call on a cell phone while in public. On the other hand, after-hours texting between colleagues isn’t seen as impolite, with over half saying it is okay to do so. Read my full blog post on Allbusiness.com

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  • Anonymous

    Netiquette is the social code of the internet and since everything is new the majority rules, therefore it is bad netiquette to friend a supervisor or take a conference call in public because your supervisor is your supervisor not your friend and business is not public according to the survey.

  • Anonymous

    Netiquette is the social code of the internet and since everything is new the majority rules, therefore it is bad netiquette to friend a supervisor or take a conference call in public because your supervisor is your supervisor not your friend and business is not public according to the survey.

  • Anonymous

    Netiquette is the social code of the internet and since everything is new the majority rules, therefore it is bad netiquette to friend a supervisor or take a conference call in public because your supervisor is your supervisor not your friend and business is not public according to the survey.