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  • Ginni Rometty, former chief executive and chair of

    Ginni Rometty: leadership, legacy and a new mission

    • 30 May 2023
    • Anjli Raval

    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.

  • Meditation

    How better Management can tackle causes of stress

    • 25 May 2023
    • Andrew Jack

    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.

  • City workers in January. Hybrid working is an expe

    Why the new workplace is a work in progress

    • 18 May 2023
    • Emma Jacobs

    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.”

  • Corporate America’s gender gap

    Women struggle to close corporate America’s gender gap

    • 11 May 2023
    • Taylor Nicole Rogers, Madison Darbyshire

    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

    Workplace buzzwords to take seriously — and those to ignore

    • 5 May 2023
    • Pilita Clark

    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
    • Isabel Berwick, Janina Conboye

    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
    • Sarah O'Connor

    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
    • Janan Ganesh

    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
    • Pilita Clark

    What might an insurer, a housebuilder and two water companies have in common in early 21st-century Britain?

  • Management Practices

    Management research: why are so few of its ideas taken up?

    • 28 Mar 2023
    • Andrew Jack

    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
    • Camilla Cavendish

    “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

    Job cuts reveal an unconventional shift in worker power

    • 21 Mar 2023
    • Isabel Berwick and Sophia Smith

    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.

  • Encouraging your team

    Psychological safety: the art of encouraging teams to be open

    • 17 Mar 2023
    • Andrew Hill

    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.

  • Communication in the workplace

    How to communicate better at work

    • 11 Mar 2023
    • Isabel Berwick and Sophia Smith

    Millennial workers have long been branded “entitled” — often by their older bosses.

  • finance staff

    Finance staff ignoring mandatory office attendance demands, report suggests

    • 28 Feb 2023
    • Daniel Thomas

    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.

  • female executives

    Lack of female executives in UK boardrooms ‘appalling’, survey finds

    • 21 Feb 2023
    • Daniel Thomas

    British companies are guilty of an “appalling” shortfall of women in executive roles, according to a FTSE board report from Cranfield University and EY.

  • retirees

    The retirees heading back to work

    • 14 Feb 2023
    • Anjli Raval

    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.

  • leaky process

    Communication is a ‘leaky process’

    • 7 Feb 2023
    • Isabel Berwick, Sophia Smith

    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

    ‘Big Brother’ managers should turn the lens on themselves

    • 31 Jan 2023
    • Rana Foroohar

    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

    Authenticity at work doesn’t look the same for everyone

    • 24 Jan 2023
    • Isabel Berwick, Sophia Smith

    I lost my voice last week, which threw the Working It podcast schedule into disarray and confined me to bed.