It's time to get back to our old ways of handling things.

Please remember your manners in the office. It should be customary to say "please" and "thank you," and greet others with a smile even on the worst days.

It could be the saving of your job--or at the very least your job satisfaction.

Rudeness in the workplace is a top reason people are dissatisfied with their jobs. What's even worse is unpleasant behavior spreads like wildfire, potentially creating a toxic atmosphere, according to researchers from Lund University in Sweden.

What is rudeness at work? The study refers to something that occurs under the radar for what is prohibited and that in some way violates the norm for mutual respect.

Here are some examples:

  • Excluding someone from information
  • Forgetting on purpose to invite someone to a communal event
  • Taking credit for the work of others
  • Spreading rumors
  • Sending malicious emails
  • Not praising subordinates when praise is due

If your workplace has a high turnover rate then you might want to take note.