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Five ways to get men on board for gender equality

23 July 1019 By Alison Maitland Men who advocate for gender equality are often described as ‘ambassadors’ or ‘allies’, which to me suggests their role is a supportive one, while women should do most of the work. It’s true that … Continue reading

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Bridging divides for better outcomes at work

17 May 2019  By Alison Maitland In divided times, there is cause for hope in initiatives that aim to bridge differences, whether at work, at home or in society. One such initiative is More in Common, a project that has brought … Continue reading

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The future of work is agile

20 March 2019 By Alison Maitland I recently came across a company called ConsenSys that develops applications for blockchain technology. Its work model intrigued me. According to its website, the 1000+ employees around the world decide their own schedules, work … Continue reading

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How employers can keep pace with the work revolution

18 March 2019 Willis Towers Watson recently ran this article in their corporate and trustee briefing featuring my views on the huge challenges facing organisations in keeping pace with rapid changes in work and society, and how enlightened employers are responding. … Continue reading

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To drive inclusion in your company, engage with the world outside

16 January 2019 This article is the second in a series that Rebekah Steele and I have written on LinkedIn, focused on how organisations can do a better job of inclusion. By Rebekah Steele and Alison Maitland Amid the divisive social … Continue reading

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Hyping generational differences is unhelpful

5 November 2018 I’m starting to feel sorry for the so-called ‘Millennial’ generation. For years, they’ve been surveyed, sorted and categorised into a cohort with distinctly unappealing characteristics: the ‘Me’ generation, ‘snowflakes’, self-absorbed, restless, entitled, and needy. Now they’re going … Continue reading

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If you think you’re doing a good job measuring inclusion, think again

24 Oct 2018 This article is the first in a series that Rebekah Steele and I are posting on LinkedIn, focused on how organisations can do a better job of inclusion. By Alison Maitland and Rebekah Steele ARE your inclusion … Continue reading

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Telling your career story

7 Oct 2018 What is your career story? What pivotal events, opportunities and setbacks have shaped your professional life? What are the values and strengths that motivate you and determine the choices you make? If these questions are hard to … Continue reading

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Will UK employers have to advertise jobs as flexible?

4 Oct 2018 It’s National Work Life Week in the UK, and with it comes news that the government is considering steps to increase flexible working.  As part of a package of measures,  Business Secretary Greg Clark said the  government … Continue reading

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How to have better conversations at work

25 Sept 2018 What we say and how we say it affects the culture at work. I recently went to collect an order at a furnishing store and the staff could not find it. When the manager came over to … Continue reading

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