What the %#!& Are You Talking About?

Why Does the Corporate World Continue to Mangle Language? asks Alison Maitland

As unemployment soars around the world, we’re hearing a common refrain from the business community: Young people lack the skills needed for the world of work—in particular, how to communicate. Half the managers in a recent survey by the U.K.-based Chartered Management Institute complained of young recruits’ poor communication skills. But who will teach them to speak clearly and concisely? Surely, it won’t be the same business managers, analysts, and internal-communications people who persist in bombarding and baffling us with increasingly mind-numbing management-speak …..
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Published in The Conference Board Review, April 2012

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Anywhere, anytime: the future of employment is flexible

Article by Alison Maitland published by ft.com in the FT’s New World of Work series on 25 January 2012





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A new order

When revamping your corporate culture, the first rule is to have fewer rules, writes Alison Maitland

Published by The Conference Board Review, Winter 2012





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Being an ethical and inclusive leader

The Occupy movement in London, New York and other international cities over the past year has highlighted the need for more ethical leadership, especially in the financial and business world, writes Alison Maitland

Published January 2012 by IWE (International Women of Excellence)





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Exit strategies: hoping for a better fit

This article about women’s departures from top corporate jobs was published by the Financial Times in the ‘Women at the Top’ magazine and online on 16 November 2011. Here is the link:
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Treat people well and they won’t ‘slack’

Alison Maitland comments on a proposal to make it easier to sack underperforming employees.
Published by The Independent, 27 October 2011
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9 to 5 is so last century

Today’s flexible work arrangements should not be mere employee perks, writes Alison Maitland

Workspace column, The Conference Board Review, Fall 2011





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Unconscious Biases

You mean well, but sometimes what you say is just, well, mean.
By Alison Maitland
The Conference Board Review, Summer 2011





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27 at heart

Why Gen Yers shouldn’t write off their boomer co-workers.

My Workspace column in The Conference Board Review, Spring 2011





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Project aims to end child malnutrition

Project Laser Beam is a public-private partnership with the ambitious goal of ending malnutrition in the world’s poorest children.

Published by the Financial Times, 23 June 2011





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