I recently came across this short film titled “Office Etiquette” pictured in the 1950’s by Encyclopaedia Britannica Film. This black and white piece offers do’s and don’ts portraying ways in which office etiquette contributes to success in office relationships. It follows a young woman who is seeking her first secretarial job and shows examples of good (and hilariously bad) on-the-job behavior.
A classic lesson on the rules of office etiquette back in the day, and important lessons to be learned that still matter very much today.
As one reviewer puts it, “A great if not outright classic film from that era with a lot of sage advice that oddly enough, was kinda cast aside in those more carefree times, 30 to 40 years ago; but has now reappeared in the age of offices full of paper shuffling business majors working in PC-conducted offices which fuel our now lawsuit-driven economy.”