PSOW Blog

Ex-Etiquette: Recommendations on Easing the Pain of a Broken Marriage

PSOW Staff - Monday, September 18, 2017

Contrary to the often-quoted statistic that over half of marriages end in divorce, researchers say the rate of divorce in the U.S. actually peaked at about 40% around 1980 and has been declining ever since. But for those couples that do go their separate ways, here are some things to consider that can make the process easier.  Read more

9.18.2017

U.S. Meeting Etiquette: Simple Tips to Make Meetings More Effective and Faster

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

There are tons of things we like about our jobs, but if you ask people what is one of the most dreaded tasks that office workers are asked to do on a regular basis it has to be the mandatory meeting. Office meetings certainly do get a bad rap, and deservedly so because most of them are disorganized and distracted because most people are simply doing them incorrectly. However, when you consider some simple tips, meetings are an important tool for collaboration, getting your team on the same page, and to keep work flow moving smoothly.   Read more

9.05.2017

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

8.03.2017

Inter-generational 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 inter-generational differences has become a hot topic—especially when it comes to management.   Read more

7.31.2017

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

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