As offices open, there are fears that if hybrid is mismanaged, organisational power will revert to the workplace. Photograph: iStock

After weighing up the pros and cons of future working patterns, Dropbox decided against the hybrid model – splitting the working week between the offi(...)

Isolation, distrustful management, emails around the clock and the underlying fear of job cuts add up to paranoia. Photograph: iStock

In “normal times”, as Helena* refers to the pre-lockdown era, if the marketing executive felt uneasy about something at work, she would “share it with(...)

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With an International Crap Women’s Day we could celebrate the likes of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, the self-styled face of lean-in feminism whose brand came a cropper after she was caught up in the string of controversies surrounding the company. Photograph: Pascal Lauener/Reuters

There is still more than a week to go before International Women’s Day and already I am gripped by a familiar sense of exhaustion. Each day brings an(...)

Companies are trying hard to make staff  happy in their jobs, but it’s not working. Photograph: iStock

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Silvio Berlusconi and Angela Merkel. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

When I was four, I was asked to leave my ballet class. I had such confidence in my own dancing powers, based solely on hours of prancing ineptly aroun(...)