WSOU’s “Thank God For Monday” to Focus on Managing National Politics in the Workplace

Date: March 7, 2017

South Orange, N.J. – In 2016, the nation experienced a particularly divisive presidential campaign that impacted office spaces and worker productivity. Unlike past election cycles, the tone and tension of politics didn't end when ballots were cast in November and shows no sign of diminishing in 2017. Many employees and their managers are asking themselves, will the politics never end? Others have difficulty focusing on their jobs or staying out of arguments with others.

To help individuals cope in this environment, WSOU's "Thank God for Monday" will explore the issue of national politics in the workplace on Saturday, March 11 at 8:30 a.m. Joining host Brother Greg Cellini will be Amanda Mitchell, a corporate management consultant and founder of Our Corporate Life.

"Listeners, friends and colleagues have been telling me how challenging they find the current political divide and that it is impacting their productivity and relationships at the office," said Brother Greg Cellini. "As our show is dedicated to helping people find satisfaction and joy in their work, I felt it was important to start a conversation about practical steps we can all take to function better at the office."

Saturday's program will tackle questions such as how to stay focused on work when you are bombarded 24/7 by newsfeeds and social media; dealing with a coworker who either continually gloats or constantly despairs about the new administration; finding common ground in the workplace; and avoiding getting sucked into the middle of a political debate among coworkers.

"The dust from the last presidential campaign hasn't shown any signs of settling, and that means office managers are finding themselves in the middle of a less-than-cordial workplace," said Amanda Mitchell. "It's hard to get any work done with your staff too busy arguing with each other about the latest executive order, fixating on news headlines and policy decisions, or engaging in 'what if' scenarios."

Since 2006, Brother Greg Cellini has hosted "Thank God For Monday" on WSOU.  Each week, the program explores topics that can help listeners find more satisfaction and meaning in their work lives. Guests range from authors to company presidents; career coaches to entrepreneurs; artists to teachers; and many other professionals. More information about the show can be found online at www.thankgodformonday.com. The program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. on WSOU 89.5 FM, wsou.net and on the iHeartRadio app. "Thank God For Monday" is also available as a podcast.

About WSOU

WSOU, which began broadcasting in 1948, is the student-run radio station of Seton Hall University. Celebrated for its loud rock format and coverage of Seton Hall athletics, WSOU's signal reaches all five boroughs of New York City and much of northern and central New Jersey and is available on iHeartRadio. WSOU was the 2016 winner of the National Broadcasters Association's Marconi Award for Noncommercial Station of the Year. More information about the station can be found online at www.wsou.net and www.facebook.com/WSOUFM.

About Amanda Mitchell

Amanda Mitchell and her team at Our Corporate Life help companies address workplace dysfunction, politics, and bureaucracy. Our Corporate Life is dedicated to helping companies and their employees address the unnecessary corporate suffering that impedes performance and inhibits innovation by working one-on-one with senior executives to increase leadership skills and working with teams to improve management processes. Learn more at www.ourcorporatelife.com

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Media Contact: For more information, contact WSOU general manager Mark Maben at mark.maben@shu.edu / 973-761-9546

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