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Working to 75 – what would it entail?

16 Sept 2019 By Alison Maitland One news item that briefly stole headlines from Brexit in the UK during August was a proposal for the state pension age to be increased from 65 to 75 within 15 years. The Centre for … Continue reading

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How do we ensure that AI is our friend, not our foe?

19 Feb 2019 By Alison Maitland How vulnerable are we humans to smart machines? We got a nasty glimpse of the possibilities with the air travel chaos caused by drone sightings over London’s Gatwick airport in the busy run up … Continue reading

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Creating inclusion at work

23 November 2016: There’s a buzz in business about creating inclusive work environments. The need for inclusion in society, and the difficulty of achieving it, have meanwhile been highlighted by the huge divides revealed by the Brexit vote and the … Continue reading

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Curbing our workaholic culture

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 … Continue reading

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Three Reasons to Avoid Lists

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 … Continue reading

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Part-time bosses say they do a better job

A series of articles I wrote about the Timewise Power Part Time List of groundbreaking business leaders with innovative work styles appeared in the Financial Times on 5 December 2013: http://timewisefoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/FT.pdf?utm_source=Email+4+Did+attend+Other+from+Karen&utm_campaign=eba6fb6df7-Power_Part_Time_INVITATION8_30_2012&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e418c6fd6a-eba6fb6df7-274296349

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BBC World Service discussion on the Future of Work

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 … Continue reading

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Strategies for changing the gender imbalance

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

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Don’t forget your toothbrush

Tips for busy female professionals on travelling light and crumple-free, by Alison Maitland Published by International Women of Excellence (IWE), March 2013

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Face-to-face fallacies

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

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