Manner does not only mean the respect one gives to elders but also respect towards both people of similar and younger age. Manners should be inculcated right from the time a person is a child. This helps them to respect others throughout their life. Apart from respecting elders it also is in reference to ladies, children and every part and parcel of the society. It is a very common phrase-" Ladies First", where the ladies are given the privilege to be first. And in case of children, their thoughts and views are listened to and analyzed.
If you are in the wrong accept it graciously and do apologize .Don't criticize others work or ideas in public .Never make lewd comments or use nasty expressions while talking. Always be neatly and formally attired for the workplace. Such professional etiquette will only help one become a successful individual in life and society.Being courteous to others will earn you respect and courtesy in return and shows that you have had a good upbringing. Manners help recognize an individual as a person of class earning one respect and awe of others in the society. Thus the term or phrase "manners make the man" is apt in every sense.With workplaces becoming global, the office environment is becoming more and more diverse and less formal. Unfortunately, the fallout of this has been that common courtesies like politeness and good manners have taken a back seat. They are deemed less and less important in our Professional as well as personal lives. The workplaces of today are competitive and conflict ridden, often giving rise to strong emotions. Is it any wonder then that traditional niceties and formalities have given way to contracted greetings and electronic wishes? Writing letters or thank you notes have become past, unheard of almost.