Football’s greatest comeback

David Bolchover’s new book examines the life and legacy of legendary football coach Bela Guttmann

Read more

Finding a manager among leaders

“Kill my boss? Do I dare to live out the American dream?” Homer Simpson’s musings provoke wry acknowledgement in many employees who have suffered under poor managers.

Read more

The corporate mental health crisis

Poor mental health at work has reached epidemic proportions. Companies must recognise the scale of the crisis before they can act on it.

Read more

Measure for measure’s sake

Workforce analytics, the use of employee-related data to inform decision-making in human resources, is now the subject of many conferences and thought leadership papers. But what has it actually achieved?

Read more

The sickness of large organisations

Why do large companies struggle to keep their staff engaged? Perhaps they are going about it the wrong way

Read more

The long hours delusion

Adam Smith understood the problem two centuries ago. More recent research confirms that working long hours is counter-productive. So why do executives still do it and how can firms stop it?

Read more

The Commentator

Yahoo boss’s self-serving delusions about office life

Interaction between colleagues generates and develops ideas. What seems odd is that in the era of technological advancement, we still get executives who assume that this should involve physical co-location.

Read more

CEO appointments: A very domestic issue

A study which contradicts the notion that there is a highly competitive international market for top executives

Read more

Bankers paid vast sums are not Lionel Messi

In 2012 Goldman Sachs paid out more than £8bn to its staff, an average of £250,000 for each employee, constituting a 9 per cent rise on the previous year.

Read more

The Commentator

Holding a mirror to fakery in the office

Bob’s lie may have been extreme, but how many others are faking it at work, while well-paid bosses simply don’t notice

Read more