Survey: Good Manners Critical to Promotions

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<p><strong>Madbury, N.H. &mdash; Aug. 31</strong><br />Business leaders say good manners are key to move a person&#39;s career forward, according to a new survey by NFI Research.<br /><br />The good news is that the overwhelming majority (93 percnet) of senior executives and managers say good manners are frequently practiced at work.</p><p>Thirty-eight percent say that good manners are always practiced, and 55 percent say they are somewhat frequently practiced, according to the worldwide survey of 247 senior executives and managers.</p><p>When it comes to advancing a person&#39;s career in his or her organization, the majority (95 percent) of executives and managers feel good manners at work are important, with 65 percent saying good manners are extremely important, and 30 percent saying they are somewhat important.<br /><br />”This makes it clear that people should watch their manners at work if they are looking to get ahead,” NFI Research CEO Chuck Martin said.<br /><br />By organization size, 70 percent of executives and managers at small businesses say good manners are important in advancing a person&#39;s career, and 55 percent<br />of those at large organizations say they are important.<br /><br />”Good manners are essential, not only in one&#39;s personal life but professionally, as well,” one survey respondent said. “It is imperative that one&#39;s get along with his co-workers, and good manners are the main ingredient.”<br /><br />When comparing executives to managers on importance of good manners to advancing a person&#39;s career, almost three-quarters (73 percent) of senior executives say<br />they are extremely important, and 57 percent of managers say they are extremely important.</p>

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