I’m writing this sitting at the chart table of a sailing boat, in the midst of circumnavigating the UK and Ireland (www.GTnova.info). As a result, I’m seeing different places, talking to different people, and thinking about what it takes for towns and cities to thrive, economically and socially. This morning I was chatting with a […]
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Want to build a diverse workplace? Most do. Yet achieving it is still problematic. This was the topic of a recent NICEC symposium led by Rosemary McLean, Sharon Peake and Valerie Rowles. Barriers facing women reaching senior roles are both cultural and structural. Interestingly the not-for-profit sector seems to fare better, so lessons might be […]
Failing to let girls finish their education could cost the world $30 trillion in lost earnings and productivity annually. The World Bank found 132m girls worldwide do not attend school. This is not just a third world problem. In the UK, period poverty prevents girls from attending school every month. This compromises the pipeline of […]
Working from home is appealing to many, but the isolation can be tough for some. Gig workers can benefit from a thoughtful approach to their engagement, just as much as contracted employees. Inviting them into an open plan office might not be the answer though, due to distractions, and more counter-intuitively the lack of cooperation, […]
What do organisations and employees have to gain from great workplace conversations? In this guest blog David North identifies the benefits – and the barriers – and sets out six ways we can strengthen conversations at work. A deep connection I love listening to the radio. Whether it’s Desert Island Discs, a Mark Kermode film […]