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Remote working: lessons for managers from 20 years’ experience

As I write this, many thousands of people have been directly affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus, including members of my family. It is...

By Matthew Stibbe

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Employee engagement: 11 quick wins you can do today

Employee engagement matters. Yet, only 15 percent of employees are actually engaged in the workplace, according to Gallup. A demotivated,...

By Matthew Stibbe

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The best and worst job titles

Bin man or Environmental Maintenance Officer? Why are job titles getting so ridiculous? Perhaps I’m sitting in a glass house throwing...

By Matthew Stibbe

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The two enemies: absenteeism and presenteeism

Buddhism talks about near enemies and far enemies. The far enemy is the opposite of some good quality while the near enemy is a kind of...

By Matthew Stibbe

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How to manage creativity

I came across this speech transcript when I was writing a piece about managing geeks. I wrote it eons ago when I was running Intelligent...

By Matthew Stibbe

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Six steps to a stress-free career

There’s a fantastic article on the NewScientist.com website, Six steps to a stress-free career. I wondered how well I was doing.

By Matthew Stibbe