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Studies show the most productive workplaces are those that give staff the choice of where to work - in the office or from home.

The problem with the expression “the new normal”, says Amy Edmondson, leadership professor at Harvard Business School, is that it has the word “normal(...)

‘I am too embarrassed to say exactly how many unread emails I have.’ Photograph: iStock

Two years ago, I wrote about an idea that readers said was “daft”, “pointless”, “very old” and generally not worth bothering about. It was a plan to (...)

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, waves before speaking during the Apple World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco

The Worldwide Developers Conference hosted by Apple each year is like a rock concert. Fans who pay $1,600 (€1,420) a ticket come ready to admire the p(...)

In Scotland, the BrewDog craft beer company offers people with a new dog a week’s leave to help settle it in. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

One of my first jobs was on a prawn trawler in northern Australia where I was hired as a cook and deckhand. This was baffling considering I was just (...)