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Get moving for physical and emotional health

Despite limited evidence for osteopathy, some advice is common sense. Osteopath Matt Langford writes: “Our bodies have evolved to function with movement… We need an optimal balance between static thinking time and the physical actions our body requires for health to flourish”. More employers are encouraging people to exercise, sit-stand desks (and even treadmill desks) […]

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too clever to be a leader?

Leaders who stand apart intellectually and are prone to complex language are less inspiring.  When the IQ gap between a leader and employees exceeds about 18 points, staff begin to rate the boss as less competent.  Meanwhile, introverts tend to pass on emergent leadership positions, due to their expectation of high stress, meaning we may […]

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Gender Pay Gap: 100 Minutes Per Day

The Chartered Management Institute estimates women in the UK are underpaid every day by 100 minutes in comparison to male colleagues; as evidenced by the BBC’s pay gap figures. Hence the new requirements for reporting gender pay gaps in businesses of over 250 people, which go beyond the existing requirement for equal pay. Some studies […]

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Google can help you solve the productivity puzzle

In all major economies, the ‘productivity puzzle’ (lower-than-forecast, since the financial crisis) defies easy explanation. The UK has a particularly acute challenge (and opportunity): labour productivity – output per hour worked – is 35% below Germany and 30% below the US. French workers produce as much by Thursday tea time as British workers do by […]

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Transition year for young people

Few teenagers know what they really want to do, and half of 25-34 year olds change career path, suggesting that they made the ‘wrong’ decision. In the UK, the Sainsbury Review and the Building our Industrial Strategy green paper (p.16) suggest a transition year that supports young people to get clarity on their career aspirations. […]

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