Hot-desking tends to affect different employees differently – it tends to produce winners and losers.
Basically, we need to work less.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO Ian Narev attends the parliamentary inquiry into the banking system.
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Business Briefing: fixing culture in banking and finance.
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"Banking culture" has drawn a lot of scrutiny this year, after several high-profile scandals. But Professor Paul Kofman says there isn't much evidence for how to intervene if there's a problem.
Good incentives are about more than just dollars.
Incentive schemes are widespread in the corporate world. But they may be doing more harm than good.
Should we be forced to work at home?
France is introducing a 'right to disconnect' law, but it may struggle to get businesses in line.
Regardless of the channels through which it is done, most employees want to have a say in how their workplaces are run.
Even though union membership has dropped to just 15%, unions still have an important role to play in ensuring that workers have meaningful input into how their workplaces are run.
Testosterone fuels risk-taking behaviour – new research shows this leads to bigger wins for men but also much bigger losses.
Insufferable or indispensable?
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Learn a new language, or stay out of the loop.
Enough! There is a way to end the harassment of women in science.
The public outing of a number of high profile scientists in sexual harassment cases shows the current system of protecting women isn't working. But there is a solution.
Keeping Googlers happy at the Googleplex office.
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Why asking potential employees “how many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” won't get you the best staff.
Present but unproductive.
We're increasingly afraid of missing work – even when sick. New research reveals why.
Risk to patients and staff.
Bullying isn't just about the victim and the aggressor – everyone in the workplace plays their part.
Amabots at work.
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Is the recent exposé of the harsh working conditions at Amazon all that surprising?
Spotting the problem before it’s too late.
A company's culture is key to its success (and failure). Here are five examples of bad culture that can lethally infect businesses.
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The workplace is a key site for religion's expression and constraint – and the law is playing catch up to public sentiment on its rightful role.
The glass ceiling is as present as ever, with women increasingly getting boxed into certain roles.
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Social networks can break down the barriers between employees.
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Across the world, workers in many firms have started using social networks to transform their internal communications. Now…
More interesting than pensions?
This week a rare thing happened – some members of the public felt sorry for a politician. Nigel Mills, a Conservative MP, was caught playing Candy Crush Saga (an idiotic but addictive computer game) during…
What is the optimum gender split for productivity?
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Once commonplace, the phenomenon of all-female or all-male workplaces have largely gone the way of the buggy whip. Many of the benefits of this increased diversity might be difficult to measure and quantify…