Diversity is only as effective as the way we talk about it. The language we use can reflect long-held and often unconscious assumptions. We need to dust it off, examine it thoroughly and give it a makeover.
My TCB Review article published in summer 2013.
Is it harmful to women’s career prospects to argue that gender balance matters because females bring different skills to the business world? The authors of a provocative new book argue that it is. Alison Maitland offers her own perspective.
Column published by IWE, March 2014
The current single focus on work devalues those who are too young or too old to work, or are unable to do so for other reasons, while it ratchets up the pressure on us hamsters to spin ever faster in our wheels.
Read more of my latest Workspace column for The Conference Board Review at: http://tcbreview.com/winter-2014/workspace-everybodys-no-longer-working-for-the-weekend.html
1. They are lists. 2. See previous item. 3 Read below.
My “Workspace” column, lamenting the rising incidence of numbered online lists of management and career advice, was published by The Conference Board Review in October 2013 and can be found here:
I’ve just taken part in a lively discussion programme about flexibility and the future of work on the BBC World Service. Fellow guests were the Guardian’s Zoe Williams and Microsoft’s Dave Coplin. The programme, In the Balance, presented by Colm O’Regan, can be heard here:
Getting men to lead change is a key step in shifting persistent gender imbalance at the top of organisations, writes Alison Maitland
Published by International Women of Excellence, June 2013
Tips for busy female professionals on travelling light and crumple-free, by Alison Maitland
Published by International Women of Excellence (IWE), March 2013
Why insisting that workers come to the office may not increase collaboration, by Alison Maitland
The Conference Board Review web exclusive March 2013. Read it here: http://tcbreview.com/spring-2013/face-to-face-fallacies.html
New research from Wharton business school has found what claims to be the strongest evidence so far that having satisfied employees drives up the value of a company.
Published by International Women of Excellence, Feb 2013.