Our world changes so quickly. Technology is rampant, social mores keep evolving, and office politics can be a minefield as gender, race and sexual orientation diversify the modern workplace. This developing landscape is exciting, but knowing how to interact with our fellow human beings without inadvertently being offensive can prove challenging. I often find myself asking Ashley her opinion on these modern interactions. “Is it rude if I don’t respond to an electronic invitation if there are eighty people invited?” “Do I have to send a handwritten thank-you card or will a digital note suffice?” “Do I need to use a salutation in every email?”
This modern world has a new set of rules. Event planner and etiquette expert Ashley Fauset is our go-to girl for queries on social graces, from the workplace to weddings to everything in between. I’m pleased to introduce our newest column, Modern Manners with Ashley Fauset, to help us all navigate our dynamic world together with a little more civility, awareness and grace.