By Meredith Fineman | Thursday, May 28, 2015
It’s no secret that professionalism is on the decline. In fact, you could argue that in 2015, we don’t even have a solid definition of professionalism.
In its most literal sense, professionalism means “the skill, good judgment, and polite behavior expected from a person who is trained to do a job well.”
But does that definition still apply in the current office climate of beer taps and yoga mats?
We live in a new kind of job economy: a world of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and Jacks & Janes of all trades. Gone is the traditional 9-to-5—and many of the codes of conduct that went with it.
How do we know what’s “professional” in a world where you drink with your coworkers, text your boss, and wear casual clothing every day of the week?
A lot of it starts with you.
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