Today’s workers are rejecting management hierarchies and want more autonomy and teamwork.
Employees are demanding a more human-centric workplace, with space for trust and vulnerability. Management is over. The era of co-creation is underway.
Skilled migrants often face big challenges trying to find work that matches their credentials.
One of the major paradoxes that skilled migrants face is that despite gaining entry into a host country based on their credentials, that doesn’t guarantee success in the local labour market.
Has COVID rendered concepts such as “work-life conflict” or “work-life balance” redundant?
Maybe we need new ways to describe and navigate the new pandemic reality.
Politicians should take into account the psychological impact of being jobless.
A pre-pandemic London commute.
Mixing working from home and the office is attractive but comes with challenges.
The existence of smartphones has modified social and work expectations so that 24-hour availability is now often considered the norm.
Some researchers argue that nomophobia, or no mobile phobia, should be treated through psychological and pharmaceutical treatments. But these claims ignore real-life interactions.
Poster showing ‘The Leader of the Luddites’ (1812)
Why a workers’ rebellion in 19th-century England is relevant in the age of data extraction, gig labour and management by algorithm.
Time for the three-day weekend.
Plus, the history of how Nairobi’s informal settlements got their names. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The creep of digital communications into our entire lives is not as harmless as we think.
Alexei Stakhanov’s official portrait with drill and miner’s lamp.
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The audio version of an in-depth article about a record-breaking Soviet miner from 1935 who embodied a system of values that is central to contemporary work cultures today.
Coal miner Alexei Stakhanov in 1935.
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A record-breaking Soviet miner from 1935 embodied a system of values that is central to contemporary work cultures today.
Our approach to work has had to adjust, so let’s change even more.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta activated its emergency operations centre in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Burnout as the result of workplace stress has big implications for employers. Occupational health and safety standards require employers to protect both the physical and mental health of workers.
Amazon is being criticised for its worker wellbeing efforts, including private mental health chambers. Can corporate wellness initiatives actually work? Or is it all PR spin?
In Morocco, most women’s lives, choices and mobility are controlled by men.
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In Morocco, the COVID-19 pandemic has burdened women with more housework and duties at home, and violence against them has risen.
The pandemic has spurred many workers to contemplate their futures – and whether they ever want to return to office life.
Edward Hopper, 'Morning Sun' (1952) via hermien_amsterdam/flickr
The pandemic exposed the contradictions and tensions at the heart of ‘creative class’ cities and jobs.
Psychological research presents some unsurprising wisdom about how to make big decisions without regret: focus on people, don’t miss opportunities, and stay true to yourself.
The future of automated labour may not spell the end of human employment.
As the use of robots and autonomous machines increases across industries, governments need to have a strategy in place. The labour force will transition out of automated tasks into new jobs.
Job cuts don’t necessarily mean there’s less work to do. Those who are are employed may be working harder than usual to pick up the slack, with less reward for their efforts — and it’s not good for their health.
How can businesses overcome institutional hurdles to transition to a four-day week?