CFOs and their employees don’t necessarily see eye to eye on the most common violations of workplace etiquette.

According to a new poll by the staffing company Accountemps, the most common civility culprit, cited by by 27 percent of CFOs, is being distracted during meetings.

On the other hand, 28 percent of workers pointed to gossiping about colleagues as the most prevalent breach of workplace etiquette.  

More than 2,100 CFOs and 320 workers were asked, "Which one of the following is the most common breach of workplace etiquette committed by your staff/coworkers?"

You can view an infographic here with the complete research findings. 

The results are also below in tabular format:

 

CFOs*

Workers

Being distracted during meetings (e.g., checking a smartphone, writing emails)

27%

16%

Gossiping about others in the office

18%

28%

Not responding to calls or emails in a timely way

18%

21%

Running late to or missing meetings

12%

12%

Not crediting others when appropriate

6%

12%

Criticizing others publicly

5%

11%

Staff members do not commit etiquette breaches

11%

0%

Don't know

2%

0%

 

99%

100%

*Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.