Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Soft Skills - 4

Respecting personal space of people - Proxemics

Broadly four zones are identified for a person

Intimate 0 - 2 ft.
Personal 2 - 4 ft.
Social 4 - 12 ft.
Public more than 12 ft.

Business relationship start in social zones. As the relationship develops, personal zone may be used.

If you try to get into personal space and interact without developing a proper relation and context, the other person can get offended.

See Etiquette by Shital Kakkar Mehra in Et Corporate Dossier dated 3 Aug 2007. page 4

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