Found 209 articles
Ginni Rometty: leadership, legacy and a new mission
- 30 May 2023
How do you define your legacy when the numbers stack up against you? Ginni Rometty, former chief executive and chair of IBM, is confronted by this conundrum every day.
How better Management can tackle causes of stress
- 25 May 2023
From financial counselling and meeting-free time to cycle races organised by staff “affinity” groups, employers around the world are exploring multiple ways to boost the mental and physical health of staff in a post-pandemic world.
Why the new workplace is a work in progress
- 18 May 2023
Asked at the World Economic Forum to sum up the future of work, Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive, said: “We’re still learning because there has been real structural change ... There are new patterns of work emerging.”
Women struggle to close corporate America’s gender gap
- 11 May 2023
American corporations held the first diversity sessions in the late 1960s, instructing leaders who were overwhelmingly white and male on how to manage the workplace after the US made it illegal to discriminate against employees based on sex or race.
Workplace buzzwords to take seriously — and those to ignore
- 5 May 2023
There was a time when no one mentioned quiet quitting, Sunday scaries, bare minimum Mondays and all the other buzzwords that have come to infest the way people talk about work.
The mistakes companies make during job cuts
- 25 Apr 2023
Employers such as Goldman Sachs, Meta and Ford have laid off thousands of employees in recent months.
It is possible to hate your job but love your work
- 21 Apr 2023
People find meaning in all kinds of employment — but that can be eroded by low pay, bureaucracy and squeezed resources
We need to talk about voice privilege
- 4 Apr 2023
A good speaking voice is as much of an asset in work and life as physical beauty
Women have raced into the boardroom, but now comes the hard part
- 4 Apr 2023
What might an insurer, a housebuilder and two water companies have in common in early 21st-century Britain?
Management research: why are so few of its ideas taken up?
- 28 Mar 2023
In the past half century, the number of business schools, faculty and academic publications has mushroomed.
Tempting back older workers means ditching business as usual
- 23 Mar 2023
“Your country needs you” pleads UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt to the over-50s, echoing the concerns of Jay Powell at the Federal Reserve about the “excess retirements” which have drained America of 2mn workers.
Job cuts reveal an unconventional shift in worker power
- 21 Mar 2023
FT reporters often interview great business leaders, but we recently published a piece written by a CEO himself — Barclays’ CS Venkatakrishnan. Venkat, as he is known, has been undergoing treatment for cancer and wanted to share the lessons he’s learned.
Psychological safety: the art of encouraging teams to be open
- 17 Mar 2023
It is said to be the secret to finding and nurturing new music at one of the world’s biggest record companies. It is the key to encouraging a sovereign wealth fund’s asset managers to make more contrarian bets.
How to communicate better at work
- 11 Mar 2023
Millennial workers have long been branded “entitled” — often by their older bosses.
Finance staff ignoring mandatory office attendance demands, report suggests
- 28 Feb 2023
Workers in financial services are often ignoring company rules on the number of days they should be in the office, according to a report sponsored by some of the UK’s largest financial institutions.
Lack of female executives in UK boardrooms ‘appalling’, survey finds
- 21 Feb 2023
British companies are guilty of an “appalling” shortfall of women in executive roles, according to a FTSE board report from Cranfield University and EY.
The retirees heading back to work
- 14 Feb 2023
Neil retired in September. Age 70 and from Norfolk, he was deputy manager of a motor factor business, supplying car parts and accessories to garages. After working since he was 17, and deferring retirement for six years, he had decided it was finally time.
Communication is a ‘leaky process’
- 7 Feb 2023
You have probably heard of radical candour, or radical honesty, as a way to change the way things are done at work. But are you aware of “radical rest”? As we head towards the end of another exhausting year, rest is likely to become a hot commodity in workplaces.
‘Big Brother’ managers should turn the lens on themselves
- 31 Jan 2023
Blue-collar workers are used to being monitored 24/7. Lean manufacturing facilities often have productivity screens right by work stations to see progress in real time — and gauge whether staff should get a bit extra at the end of the day or be docked for not working hard enough.
Authenticity at work doesn’t look the same for everyone
- 24 Jan 2023
I lost my voice last week, which threw the Working It podcast schedule into disarray and confined me to bed.