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Research shows when there are three women on a board, as opposed to one, they are seen as individuals rather than the “female voice”. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Companies prefer ticking boxes to breaking the glass ceiling

Australia's largest companies are happy to tick gender reporting boxes, but when it comes to pay equity they are largely silent.
time pressure may be a better way to define work-life balance. Image sourced

Time pressure may be a better way to measure work-life balance

A work-life-family balance is highly valued by most workers and employers now realise they need to offer flexible arrangements such as reduced hours, flexi-time or telework (working from home). Workplace…
Bedding in. Have we set a dangerous new precedent for work/life balance? Joselito Tagarao

How to fix work-life balance for constantly connected millennials

When workers are living their lives online, it's hard to see the joins between home and office. So how can employers answer the growing desire to seprate the seemingly inseparable?
What time do you think it’s safe for me to leave work? Overwork image via www.shutterstock.com

Workaholism isn’t a valid requirement for advancing in science

Despite macho career advice, it's time for scientists – and everyone else – to understand that the point is to work smarter, not longer and to strive for a realistic and livable work/life balance.
Take that extra hour off work. Just don’t spend it burning coal or petrol. Rawpixel/Shutterstock.com

Want to help the environment? First fix your work-life balance

Being time-poor makes it harder to be green, says a study which shows that people who work long hours are more likely to fall short on taking real action to address their environmental concerns.
Play is good for kids and for adults – so why do we try so hard to cordon it off from work? Jon Bunting/Flickr

The summer holidays are over – but we shouldn’t stop playing

The summer holidays are well and truly over. The magic of Christmas is back in its box. Sales of champagne have plunged. The customary dribble back to work across the stretch of January, and now early…
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Want a happy office? Here’s what you need to know

Well-being at work is a prerequisite for flourishing in life. Most of us have some type of employment, if not a full-time job, and we spend the majority of our waking hours engaged in this work. Therefore…

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