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Regardless of the channels through which it is done, most employees want to have a say in how their workplaces are run. Shutterstock

They’re the voice: how workers can be heard when unions are on the wane

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.
Researchers are turning their attention to what makes creativity work in organisations. Sebastiaan ter Burg

Creativity in the workplace: what we know and what we do

Creativity is credited with providing the capability for organisations to generate unique intellectual property, unique methods and processes – so how is it generated and promoted?
Is your office all smiles? Shutterstock

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…
Gemma Arterton and Dagenham veterans protest outside parliament. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Made in Britain: how the UK became a worse place for women to work

News that the West End musical Made in Dagenham will close in April is disappointing on two fronts. Ignore for a moment what it says about the viability of new theatre productions in the capital, and consider…
Santa won’t be the only one working this Christmas. Marcin Balcerzak/Shutterstock

Working over the holidays? You’re not alone

Religious aspects aside, for many people Christmas has been that unique time of the year when the demands of work finally disappear, if only for a brief period. We get a well-deserved break, time to indulge…
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MPs could do a lot worse than play Candy Crush in meetings

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…

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