Hierarchy and Bureaucracy: It’s not just tough at the top.

The demands and requirements of the modern workforce are often complex and dynamic. For this reason it is important to take note of current research, allowing it to inform the way in which leadership skills are being understood and applied in the workplace. The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) is a large, independent, not-for-profit organisation; it aims to improve work and working life …

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Overworked: quantity does not equate to quality

A 2008 survey by Harvard Business School found that 94% of professionals worked over 50 hours and almost half worked over 65 hours a week. But do the increasing hours spent in a working week correlate to increases in performance? In fact, performance often suffers in overworked individuals: fatigue, sleep deprivation and diminished cognitive ability can all be a result of overworking. Depression and anxiety …

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