Social Etiquette

3 Tips for Eco-Friendly Gift Giving

By |2018-10-11T14:54:32-05:00December 8th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, gift-giving, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Travel, University Students|

When planning this year’s holiday gifts, consider your environmental impact, here are 3 tips to help you soften this blow on Mother Nature without having to sacrifice your gifting aesthetics.

Gifts and Goodwill: Your 2017 Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

By |2018-10-11T14:54:32-05:00December 7th, 2017|Business Etiquette, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Relationship Building, Religious Celebrations, U.S. Holidays, US Observances|

This holiday season, consider these 8 tips for a thoughtful and successful experience.

Five Things to Consider Prior to Self Employment

By |2018-10-11T14:54:32-05:00December 6th, 2017|Guest Blog Posts, Lifestyle, Networking, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

If you’re seriously considering self employment in 2018, here are five crucial considerations for anyone thinking about self employment.

Five Common Handwashing Mistakes in the Workplace

By |2018-10-11T14:54:32-05:00December 1st, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Coffee, Customer Service Etiquette, Gracious Living, Houseguest Etiquette, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Office Culture, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

The winter months are prime time for many common illnesses. If offices work together to promote thorough handwashing, employees might avoid strep throat or the flu.

Global Gift Giving in Southern Europe

By |2018-10-11T14:54:32-05:00November 30th, 2017|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Central America, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Europe, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, Italy, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Traveling Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Absorb wisdom and educate others about global gifting tips to increase your cross-cultural understanding of the world.

Global Gift Giving in Northern Europe

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33-05:00November 29th, 2017|Cross-Cultural, Europe, Finland, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Season, Ireland, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Relationship Building, Traveling Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

While gifts are not traditionally exchanged between business associates in this region, the holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to express gratitude and goodwill with a culturally-appropriate token.

Global Gift Giving Customs in Central & Eastern Europe

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33-05:00November 28th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Europe, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, global competency, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Relationship Building, Traveling Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

As part three of cross-cultural gift giving worldwide, let’s explore the different implications when giving and receiving gifts in Central and Eastern Europe (CEECs), as defined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The countries included in CEECs are Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and the three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Global Gift Giving in Western Europe

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33-05:00November 27th, 2017|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Culture, gift-giving, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Western European countries do not consider gift giving as a common practice among business associates. It will be important to know this culture of gift-giving in order to avoid misinterpretations when meeting your international business partner(s) for the first time.

Global Gift Giving Customs in the U.S. & Asia

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33-05:00November 24th, 2017|Asia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, gift-giving, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners|

As part one of several global gift giving posts and in honor of November’s National Gratitude Month, let’s explore how to give the most appropriate and heartfelt gift to your global business partners to show your gratitude.

Dreaming of a Green Holiday

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33-05:00November 22nd, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Culture, gift-giving, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships, Social Etiquette, US Observances|

In addition to encouraging self-serve, saving leftovers, and avoiding preparing an excessive amount of food, composting is a relatively simple and low-cost way to minimize waste and help out the environment during the holidays.

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