Is getting an MBA degree a good idea?

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MBA programs are great and have a lot of career benefits. But when you scratch the surface of the apparent exclusive benefits of such programs, you may discover that all that glitters is not gold…

Generation Crunch

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Beyond the generalisations of who has had it tougher, today’s economic benefits don’t seem to be as abundant. Everyone is being caught in the squeeze from pensions to housing, education and job security. So should we defuse or detonate the demographic time bomb?

Workplace Gamification – fun and games?

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This global workplace malaise is a drag on productivity and is reckoned to cost billions in lost GDP through absenteeism, stress-related illness, and the costs of staff turnover. We look into why…

Ad Men or Sad Old Men?

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We have a look how the modern ad industry is very different from the Mad Men era. Back then it was all about selling campaigns, billboards and TV airtime, today it’s a business that specialises in selling your personal data.

“Active Workstations”: Another sleight of hand from your trusty HR department

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The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is the accrediting body of the profession in the US, recently ran a piece on the benefits of “standing desks and other innovative workstations solutions”. A definite read for anyone who is wondering what goes on in the minds of our corporate overlords.

Brave New Workplace

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Why are so many people – globally – so disengaged with their job? We’re all working harder and longer yet many people are doing work they feel is meaningless. So we ask what wrong with employment?

Meet the Renegades: Jim Mellon

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Having worked in fund management, property, mining and now biotech, Jim Mellon is a man who pulls no punches. In this episode of Meet the Renegades we speak with Jim about business, politics and his view on what is driving the global unravelling.

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs

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Ever had the feeling that your job might be made up? That the world would keep on turning if you weren’t doing that thing you do 9-5? Anthropology professor and best-selling author David Graeber explores the phenomenon of bullshit jobs – and everyone who’s employed should read carefully…