Colleagues chatting in an office

28 July, 2020

Five ways racism is bad for business—and what we can do about it

Recent events have highlighted the profound effect systemic racism has on society. Global protests, the removal of monuments and much-needed policy changes are grabbing headlines. But if we’re to ef...
Employees talking outside offices

24 June, 2020

Importance of culture ‘ignored by most corporate governance codes’

While companies grapple with the impact Covid-19 on business, research reveals that the importance of company culture has mostly been ignored by corporate governance codes around the world. Academi...
digital disruption of Covid-19

17 June, 2020

Digital disruption: how will Covid-19 affect the future of work?

The pandemic has introduced radical changes on both the professional and personal level. It has forced tens of millions of people to adopt remote working almost overnight. From education and administr...
stressed CEO at his desk, mental health

4 May, 2020

Poor mental health ‘associated with greater CEO turnover’

Mental health is frequently in the news, mostly in the context of efforts to help those who find themselves suffering. In corporates, however, researchers have found that some effort is also expended ...
worker in warehouse stacking boxes

30 April, 2020

Companies ‘failing to demonstrate oversight of vulnerable workers’

More than eight out of ten companies are failing to respond to investor demands to demonstrate how they are have oversight of their most vulnerable workers, according to new research. The

20 January, 2020

Moral leadership has a positive impact—if you tread carefully

Does morality matter in corporate leadership? According to a group of academics moral leadership is important, but it has to be more nuanced than you might have imagined. Academics from the Netherl...
fun in the workplace, chief fun officer

15 January, 2020

Why every company needs a chief fun officer

It has long been recognised that all work and no play is likely to lead to less productive, dissatisfied workers. As far back as the 1930s, management researchers such as Elton Mayo and Mary Parker Fo...
heart on an office window, workplace relationships

10 January, 2020

Heartache to headache: why workplace relationships are a problem

Late last year workplace relationships hit the headlines with a bang. First global fast-food chain McDonald’s
businessman using mindfulness to improve staff mental health

25 November, 2019

Organisations are still falling short on staff mental health

Conversations around mental health provisions are more common than ever before. We’re increasingly told that stigma surrounding illness is breaking down and everyone from
McDonald's sign

22 November, 2019

McDonald’s upheaval is a stern reminder to CEOs about ethics

The board of directors of McDonald’s recently announced it was terminating the employment of CEO Stev...