Right Back At Me: Responsible Engagement in Inhaling and Exhaling from James Snell. Man, I was going to write up the breathing guidelines, but James beat me to it!
Guidelines for IBM Breathers: Executive Summary
Know and follow IBM's Breathing Conduct Guidelines
- Breathing, circulation and other forms of biological functions are individual processes.
- IBMers are personally responsible for the air they inhale and exhale. Be mindful that the air you consume is being shared by others.
- Identify yourself -- name and, when relevant, role at IBM -- when you breath.
- Breathe in the first person. You must make it clear that you are breathing for yourself and not on behalf of IBM.
- If any air you exhale has something to do with work you do or subjects associated with IBM, use a disclaimer such as this: "The air I exhale is my own
and does not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions."
- Respect polution, smoking and financial disclosure laws.
- Do not disclose IBM's or another's confidential or other proprietary information while breathing.
- Don't exhale on clients, partners or suppliers without their approval.
- Show proper consideration for others right to breathe
- Find out who else is breathing and exhale towards them
- Don't pick fights, be the first to smell your own bad breath, and don't alter previously exhaled air without indicating that you have done so.
- Try to add value, and for goodness sakes use a breath mint.