from The Great Debate UK:

Strong-arm management tactics harm staff and productivity

By Gary Miles
February 25, 2010

Gary Miles- Gary Miles is Head of Open Programmes and Events at Roffey Park – a provider of Leadership and Management courses. The opinons expressed are his own.-

from The Great Debate UK:

Workplace bullying: the dark side of organisational life

By Linda Alker
February 24, 2010

Linda_Alker- Dr Linda Alker is a princpal lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.  Her areas of expertise include organisational change, leadership and workplace stress. The opinions expressed are her own. -

How big a problem is workplace bullying?

February 22, 2010

worker2A political row is brewing after allegations of bullying were aimed at Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The claims, made in a book and published in a Sunday newspaper, accused Brown of several abusive outbursts, including grabbing staff by the lapels, shoving them aside and shouting at them.

from MacroScope:

Health and the older worker

November 19, 2009

An interesting post on ING's new eZonomics blog points the reader to a new study on older workers and health.  The findings -- as reported in The Lancet -- don't at first glance look terribly surprising:

Is everything “just too damn complicated?”

January 14, 2009

The trouble with banking, a private equity chief told a hearing of MPs this week, is that it has just become “too damn complicated” and needs to get back to basics.Many readers might agree with those refreshingly candid words — and they might think too that it’s not just banking that has become tangled up in glue.”It used to be so easy — now it takes for ever,” we sigh in unison.Maybe the Internet is partly to blame. It was supposed to simplify things but, for many, it has made whole areas of life vastly more frustrating. “Simply click” may be meant as a breezy invitation to a stress-free transaction — but in reality it is often the gateway to Hell.Need help? – simply phone our 24/7 advisers in Asia. (But let’s not go there…)Could the apparent growth of office bureaucracy also be playing its part? Commentators have frequently bewailed the growing tide of fussy, box-ticking procedure and the swelling ranks of email-happy bureaucrats with grand-sounding titles. Got any of those?Do you find any particular areas of home or office life more complicated than they used to be?If so, simply click on that “post comment” link down there. Easy eh?

Is the glass ceiling thickening?

September 4, 2008

businesswomen.jpgFewer women than last year are reaching the top in their chosen professions, an annual survey has found.