How to be "Manners Mindful" at Work

PSOW Staff - Thursday, August 03, 2017

We hear a lot about the concept of “mindfulness” these days, with all of us being reminded to be “present” and “aware” in nearly every situation imaginable. Mindfulness defined is the human ability to be fully present, to be aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and to avoid being overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.   Read more


Intergenerational Differences in the Workplace

PSOW Staff - Monday, July 31, 2017

“For every generation, there is a gap.” Of course, we are borrowing a mid 1990s slogan of a clothing retailer, but for those who remember the ad—and for those who don’t—communication can be a major hurdle when you are working with people from different age groups. With nearly 20 percent of people over 65 still working—the highest level in at least 5 decades—recent college grads are finding more and more of their colleagues have a lot more gray hair and a lot less tattoos. So, with baby boomers, millennials and Gen Xers sitting side by side in cubicles across America, the challenge of intergenerational differences has become a hot topic—especially when it comes to management.   Read more


What is your EQ? Learning the basics of Emotional Intelligence

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Anyone in today’s stressful and hectic world can be prone to flying off the handle from time to time. With work, family, finances and all the pressures of a modern world, even the most level-headed of people can lose control of their emotions. But how do we become better at identifying the emotions that cause us to lose control?  Read more


Funeral Etiquette: How to Properly Pay Your Respects

PSOW Staff - Thursday, July 13, 2017

Benjamin Franklin, one of the wisest and most quotable pundits in history, once said there are only two things that we can truly be certain of in life: taxes and death. Yes, death is definitely part of everyone’s life and unfortunately, the older we get the more funerals we are expected to attend.  Read more


Tammy West is the 2017 Winner of our National Business Etiquette Week Contest

PSOW Staff - Friday, June 30, 2017

With her entertaining video entry featuring toxic—and nontoxic—rules of office behavior, Alabama’s Tammy West is the 2017 winner of our National Business Etiquette Week Contest. As a business manager and designer with a busy southeastern design firm, Tammy certainly knows a thing or two about making proper presentations and building good interoffice relationships in your professional life. Her experience at several Fortune 500 companies and years in executive management has also taught her how to use good business etiquette to make a more productive and happy workplace. Learn more about Tammy in our blog below and read her advice on how to tame toxic behaviors in today’s workplace.   Read more

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