How do you find this email? I find it patronizing!?!?
So I work in a MNC in India and basically there are thousands of us in my company who work an out-sourced job. On occasion of a client visit to our office we had the following email in-boxed to every employee in the department. I wanted to put it up on this blog straight away and wanted to know your views on it and what it makes you think!.
We have —<insert client name>—– client visiting <Place Name> office and AMS floor on May 23rd. Client floor walk is scheduled between 12pm to 2pm on D3F.
Please be available on your seats as we need to showcase healthy presence on the floor during India afternoon hours.
Request all of you to read below mentioned points carefully and adhere to the same.
It is important to maintain overall professional outlook and be dressed professionally. Please read through below link for a refresher on the same:
Usage of Cell Phones:
Please turn off the ringer on your cell phone, set it to vibrate mode.
Movement on the Floor:
Please avoid conversations across cubicles/bay areas and keep voice levels low. Do not form groups on the floor passages/within projects for any meetings/discussions. Kindly use meeting rooms for the same.
Work Space and Systems:
Please use password protected and firm supported screen savers only on your system. No PHI, log-in ids or passwords should be left around your work stations or on the white-boards.
Always lock (CTRL + ALT + DEL) your system whenever you need to be away.
Please keep your cubicles clean by making sure all crumpled/scribbled papers are thrown away. All papers put up need to be properly placed (pinned up at all four corners).
Pictures/personal belongings should be placed tidily.
Avoid use of regional language inside the office premises. All conversations need to be in English.
In general, decorum needs to be maintained on the floor at all times. We are a professional organization and that needs to be demonstrated through our actions.
If you have any questions or need any clarifications, please feel free to reach out to your respective managers.
I thought that these are basic office etiquette that need to be followed in a professional services firm and if your employees generally do not follow them, there is a management problem. But instead of a finding a good solution a short cut etiquette fix email is sent across. Quite disgusting! I found that email demeaning, what do you think?