Strings Attached

Strings Attached

THE CONCENTRATION AND PRODUCTIVITY OF knitting are just what some inmates are looking for, says instructor Sheila Wright Rovelstad, Maryland, whose Knitting Behind Bars course at the Dorsey Run Correctional Facility, a minimum-security prison of 500 men in Jessup, Maryland, routinely has a waiting list. Her class gives them the tools to learn not only how to knit, but how to connect. “Knitting brings Zen and peace,” Sheila says.

*The article, “Strings Attached,” originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of The Key of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

3 Steps to Detox Your Workplace. In today’s 24/7 world, our minds are constantly racing with information about the next meeting, the next project, or the next deadline. We place productivity over purpose and results over relationships. This behavior can lead to anxiety, tension, a lack of civility, and a lack of trust -- a toxic environment that directly influences an organization's bottom line. How do we change these toxic behaviors and improve our workplace culture before it's too late? 

*Submitted as part of The Protocol School of Washington’s 2017 National Business Etiquette Week contest.