When it comes to work, the main focus is usually on getting things done. It’s efficiency over etiquette, performance over being polite. New studies, however, have shown that we may have to rethink these priorities.

“If a person acts rude to you at work, or if you are in a working environment where you witness rudeness, you are more prone to making mistakes,” says Professor Rhona Flin, of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, in Medical News Today. This, unfortunately, is more common than people realize.

So make it a point to be polite, and you may just find your work is even better and more enjoyable! Click through the gallery below for ten polite things you can do in the office! Can you think of anything to add to the list? Tell us in a comment!

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