Etiquettes are the customary code of polite behavior in society, working people know what it is because they are taught and trained in order to practice it. What’s strange and worth noticing is that they are now so popular in the corporate culture that we no longer practice it the way it was meant to be.
We have become mechanical and robotic in our interactions and we often don’t mean what we say, that’s just sad.
If you are saying “Nice to meet you“, you should try to put some expressions and emotions into it too. Say it from the heart and do it emphatically. We are not logical but rather emotional beings and it’s apparent for the other person to identify your sentiment.
Think about it, how easy it was for you to notice when someone said, “Nice to meet you too”, with a grumpy look on his face, you immediately recognized his intentions that he said just for the sake of saying it.
To sum up,
Don’t just say things for the sake of saying it but say it because you really mean it. Or else, don’t even bother to say a word.