Crispin Coombs: Who will win the battle of the workplace – robots or humans?

This question has prompted considerable debate in the popular media and prompted the CIPD to commission research by Donald Hislop, Crispin Coombs, Stanimira Taneva and Sarah Barnard at Loughborough University School of Business and Economics to find out what current research says. Our findings show there is useful guidance for business and society but thinkingRead more

Cheryl Travers: Write your way to enhanced wellbeing

One evening recently whilst I was chilling in front of the TV, glass of wine in hand, reflecting on the past challenging week and feeling relieved it was finally the weekend, a Facebook message suddenly popped up. A friend had included me in a Facebook group as she had news to share, news which she warnedRead more

Eva Selenko: Is job insecurity linked to extremism?

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Eva Selenko looks at the links between job insecurity, mental health and extremism: “…The list of negative consequences of job insecurity is depressingly long; the more people worry about losing their jobs the lower their mental well-being, and the more physical health complaints they report. Effects can range from occasionalRead more

Tom Jackson: Men more likely to use ‘ego-mail’ at work than women

Professor Tom Jackson is interviewed by The Telegraph in a recent article on the use of ‘ego-mail’ in the office, saying that men are more likely to engage in this behaviour than women. You can read the full article here: Professor Tom Jackson is former Director of the Centre for Information Management and a ProfessorRead more

Clive Trusson: The Oliver Twins on the management of creative professionals

When it comes to managing creative IT professionals, the Oliver Twins can teach us all a thing or two. As pioneers of the UK computer games industry and founders of ‘Radiant Worlds’, a thriving British games development company, Philip and Andrew Oliver have three decades’ experience of working with and managing games programmers and otherRead more

Iain Coyne: Cyberbullying within working contexts

Technology has revolutionised and shaped our personal and working lives. Communication, banking, healthcare, dating, shopping, education, travel, gaming, employment selection etc., have all changed as a result of advances in technology. There is no doubt that this has been a force for good; however, the use of technology can be abused and, to paraphrase fromRead more