In the vane of a proper Manager Tools handshake having 10 steps - Is there a proper way to open the door for someone?
The number of people who hold the door open for me has increased with each promotion (no surprise, I know.) I try to not sit at the head of a table and I try to hold the door open for others as well. I am curious if I should stop motioning for someone else to go through the door first when they are holding the door for me. I accept the offer if I am in a hurry. I'm a High D so I accept the open door often, but make sure to say thank you with eye contact. That does not seem to be the most effective criteria for determining if I should accept the polite offer of an open door.
Should I simply accept the open door offered to me? It is a friendly, polite gesture and accepting such a gesture is positive. I should probably offer it just as often and I believe I do.
What elements exist in the proper offer of an open door?