The popularity of the AMC series MadMen reminds us how thoroughly the business world's culture has evolved. Many practices and attitudes that were common in the office a half century ago are viewed as alien, rude, or worse in the 21st century.
Lizzie Post, the great-great granddaughter of Emily Post, America's longtime etiquette arbiter, figured it was time to bring business etiquette guidelines into better harmony with today's societal norms. (Emily Post, after all, died in 1960.) One simple piece of advice from Lizzie aimed at today's young professional: avoid the urge to get all loosey-goosey. Courtesy The Associated Press.