I agree with @AgainstAllOdds. Additionally, I find this too much or “over-thinking”. I would belief that table manners would be enough. Keeping yourself clean, don’t eat like a slob, close your mouth when eating, don’t talk with your mouth full, etc...
I would think that it’s too much to remember to face your forks at a certain clock hand when finished. Not that what she’s saying is wrong, but I just think people are overthinking it.
I agree with a lot of what people are saying. The part about the whole coffee stirring after adding sugar seems a little overboard. It seems this video goes more toward high-class (tight a$$) dinning then business dinning. Having good manners, in general, is more important than knowing what spoon to use.I was reading the WSJ this morning, among other interesting things going on right now, they had a video talking about business dining etiquette. In the video she mentioned this study. https://www.nationalsoftskills.org/the-soft-skills-disconnect/
It is obvious that taking steps to be a well rounded individual is paramount to business success. Dining etiquette being just one of the many things, like dressing the part and not looking like fool.
Obviously none of this matters if you have a business where you don’t interact with other humans. It certainly does apply to a leadership driven venture of carefully considered resources.
The little stuff matters.
Here is the dining video. DISCLAIMER! It is stupid: Eat, Drink and Impress With These Dining Etiquette Tips
However stupid the video, it got me thinking. What else do you think falls into this category of soft skills? What have you observed?
Treat people with respect be it the person you are listening to or the waiter filling your glass. Be a good human being it's that simple. If you see someone struggling to carry something help them. If someone is coughing offer them one of your lozenges. If someone is on fire throw your water glass at them...
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