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Noting the changing working environment that results from climate change, the Biden Whitehouse is coordinating an interagency effort to … “…respond to extreme heat that threatens the lives and livelihoods of Americans, especially workers, children, and seniors.” The TUC have … Continue reading

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Positive working environment “will lead to dramatic benefits for employers, employees, and the bottom line.”

Those bug-eyed Marxist fanatics over at the Harvard Business Review are making the case against aggressive management practices again: “…a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to … Continue reading

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Iceland – shorter working week does not damage productivity

Forbes is reporting on a recent study (June 2021) of 2,500 workers in Iceland—more than 1% of the workforce—was conducted to see if shortened workdays lead to more productivity and a happier workforce. Autonomy’s summary of the results are that…. … Continue reading

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Best places to work in TV?

Broadcast does an awards thing – here. Looking after staff’s mental health, creating the right work-life balance, & making sure staff are treated fairly in terms of inclusivity and diversity are just some attributes that make up the best workplace. … Continue reading

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French ‘health pass’ update

The FT are reporting [£] that France has established a ‘health pass’ scheme to restrict access to public places (restaurants, bars, etc). The fines are less draconian than were originally proposed and the timetable has been loosened a bit, but … Continue reading

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Reputation management and censorship

Businesses are able to stifle fair comment on their practices – everything ranging from employment issues through to big global ethical matters. From Open Democracy: “Stronger leadership is needed in the UK to tackle both the safety of journalists and … Continue reading

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Working from home (WFH) and productivity

A useful summary, here. This largely looks at the question from the point of view of the economy as a whole. “The individual firms’ decision to shift their workers to WFH could result in aggregate productivity gains only if workers … Continue reading

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Return to the office working

There really is going to be a row about this… everywhere. Don’t make me go back to hard pants five days a week https://t.co/yMIIiIbojr | opinion — Financial Times (@FT) June 6, 2021 White collar workers are much more able … Continue reading

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Home-working during the Covid19 pandemic

A useful roundup of the ONS data from The Guardian: “….some staff were more likely to work from home than others in a reflection of the uneven impact and experiences of the health emergency across the UK – with much … Continue reading

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Remote working and productivity

Interesting post on Working From Home and productivity.

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New research on hybrid working and the right to disconnect

New polling highlights workers’ experiences of lockdown and their views on the future of work. 37% of workers would prefer to be mostly, or completely, office-based 24% want to work mostly, or completely, from home About 40% hope for a … Continue reading

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