The pandemic has spurred many workers to contemplate their futures – and whether they ever want to return to office life.
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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?
Pets can develop separation anxiety when their people are suddenly gone.
Alleviating separation anxiety is about changing the owner's behavior, too.
Our work is often so closely tied to our sense of who we are, many of us struggle to switch off on holidays. But it's never too late to hide the laptop.
Older job candidates face the dual issue of age discrimination and more vulnerability to COVID-19.
Those over 43 years old are equally discriminated against when applying for a job, whether they are good or bad applicants, according to new research.
As if work wasn’t taxing enough, now we had to manage family simultaneously.
Juggling work and family becomes all the more difficult when you're trying to figure out how to work Zoom, and stressing about losing your job.
Good leadership has hidden payoffs.
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Liking your boss and your company can lead to bad behaviour.
Easily done when working from home.
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If you can work from home you're less likely to take a sick day, and that could be a problem.
Diversity takes different forms.
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Logical thinking, curiosity, evidence-based decision making and fresh perspectives are all benefits brought by neurodiversity.
Spontaneous conversation between colleagues was easier in pre-covid times.
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For as long as there has been remote working, companies have sought ways to replicate the serendipitous conversations we have in a physical work space.
Want more meaningful work? Find an employer commited to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and most of all inclusive leadership.
Doing a job to help other people can give greater meaning to work.
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The philosopher Simone Weil offers an illuminating perspective for our work life.
Most people will return to offices but there’s no rush.
Most people who worked at home during lockdown want to continue doing so in some respect according to one recent survey.
Two metres apart.
There's an important distinction between planned and unplanned communication.
It’s recommended that most adults get at least seven hours of sleep a night.
Our latest research also shows that retirement allows us to finally get as much sleep as our body needs each night.
Ward Cleaver of the popular sitcom ‘Leave It to Beaver’ in his study.
For decades, home workspaces were portrayed as the domain of men. Now, with many families all working under one roof, women are paying the price.
Catching a glimpse of a co-worker’s baby or pet can help humanize workplaces and make colleagues more understanding and empathetic — one positive byproduct of the pandemic-fuelled remote work phenomenon.
Working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown has caused a relaxation in traditional workplace rules, giving rise to a virtual workplace that is more flexible and humane.