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Time, please: has the moment come for a four-day working week?

Illustration by Mark Winter We were promised lots of things when we downed tools in the fields and made the trek indoors to take up increasingly industrialised jobs. Fewer working hours. Fewer working days, even. Robot servants. Jetpacks. Some of […]

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Bring your Whole Self to work day

On any given day, you’ll find some – if not all – of these thoughts chittering away in my mind: Hey, what if I’d taken the job on that cruise ship that time? Why won’t the kid go the f*ck […]

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Good Time Management? The curious history of daylight saving, and how it affects our lives at home and work

At this time every year there’s the annual debate between those who agree with the shift to British Summer Time – or Daylight Saving Time, if you like – and those who don’t. The rest of us are probably a […]

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Why leaders need coaches

Leaders can cast long shadows. Here at K&B we often see a strong correlation between how engaged employees are and their relationship with their line managers and senior leaders. Where trust in leaders is low, lower engagement scores tend to […]

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Six things that coaching isn’t

Freighted with “Hey, make like an ice unicorn, be horny for life but be chilled,” self-help baggage, the business coach can meet with a lot of scepticism. Vast crowds of unqualified practitioners simply slapping a ‘coach’ tag on their blog […]

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