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End of the 40-Hour Workweek?

Command and control will no longer be the currency in the workforce of the future. This is an interview I gave to Alice Andors of HR Magazine in the US, published in July 2012. Copyright: Society for Human Resource Management, … Continue reading

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Future looks bright as flexibility increases

At a time of rising unemployment, when men still vastly outnumber women in senior jobs, it might seem odd to be positive about the future for women at work. But there are many reasons for qualified optimism. Financial Times, 19 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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:http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3259a25e-0ee6-11e1-b585-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1eMFp9PZM

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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 2011Download PDF or view online at: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/alison-maitland-treat-people-well-and-they-wont-slack-2376278.html

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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 MaitlandThe Conference Board Review, Summer 2011

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