Scotland, Ireland and Spain are among those trialling four-day weeks, but they’re not living in the real world.
‘Hustle culture’ is so pervasive in U.S. society that not even the coronavirus pandemic could shake the urge to prioritize productivity.
Only five of the 56 economists surveyed believed lower immigration would boost wage growth. The rest backed measures to lift productivity and investment and changes that boosted the power of unions.
A parliamentary inquiry is looking into how to improve literacy levels among Australian adults. But the government can act now to make some information and services more accessible.
What we want from our working environment in future needs to be explored now so that the needs of employees and employers are equally and fairly considered.
Productivity was meant to be growing faster and faster. It’s growing slower and slower.
The ethics of idleness have been debated for thousands of years.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution failed to deliver; it’s time that we put our faith once again in hard science.
Assessing around 500 of the composer’s correspondence, we are able to see how a rise in sadness and other negative emotions resulted in increased creative productivity.
From setting passwords to cultivating patience, a mindful approach to virtual working, studying and socializing can make life online manageable.
Five tips for greater employee satisfaction and productivity.
Changes to working life created by COVID-19 give employers an opportunity to embrace a caregiver-friendly work culture, supporting the millions of Canadians who juggle employment and informal caring.
Australia’s living standards have remained remarkably stable compared to those of other countries. Losing access to China wouldn’t change that much.
A conservative estimate of the productivity gains from working from home suggests they’re bigger than all of the reforms of the 1990s combined.
New research explores how using cannabis at different times of the day influenced employee behaviour.
We asked 1,400 managers to rate working from home. Some 8.4% said their teams were less productive, 57% said it was the same, and 34% said it was higher.
Working from home during lockdown reminded many of us of the benefits of office life. With a bit of imagination we could have the best of both worlds.
Trials show a four-day week really works. With economies desperate for recovery, now could be the perfect time to encourage it.
In these troubled economic times, skills and technology are key to lifting the UK out of the productivity doldrums.
The more businesses encourage their employees to sleep well, the better their employees perform.