Working Time

Why are UK Men Working Such Long Hours?

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Blog
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Why are UK Men Working Such Long Hours?
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Working Families
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Helen Norman, University of Manchester

We discuss why UK fathers work long hours, and why men are less likely to work flexibly in some countries compared to others, drawing on analysis using the 2015 European Working Conditions survey

Author Insights: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on Rest

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Blog
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Author Insights: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on Rest
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is the author of Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. Drawing on history, neuroscience, and psychology, “Rest” argues that leisure and mind-wandering are essential components to creative lives, and that many of history’s most creative and prolific people crafted daily routines that allowed some of their best insights and ideas to emerge during their leisure hours. 

The Six-Hour Workday

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The Six-Hour Workday
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Ohio University

For today’s workers, there is hope that a disruption in workday hours may be on the horizon. According to research, the average worker is productive for almost three hours when committed to an 8-hour day. A wide variety of unproductive activities disrupt workers’ concentration levels. These include smoking breaks, visiting social media sites, making food at work, eating, reading news websites, searching for jobs and more.

Understand the Future of MBA Programs and the No GMAT Requirement

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Blog
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Understand the Future of MBA Programs and the No GMAT Requirement
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Find Your Context - Insights that Empower Learning

When career-focused individuals are looking to earn their online MBA, the GMAT is often a point of fear. But what exactly is the GMAT? And do you really need one to pursue your education of choice? Many universities are updating their admissions requirements and offering GMAT waivers or removing the GMAT altogether from their admissions criteria.

Filling the Holes: Work Schedulers as Job Crafters of Employment Practice in Long-Term Health Care

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Report
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Filling the Holes: Work Schedulers as Job Crafters of Employment Practice in Long-Term Health Care
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PubMed Central (PMC)

Although work schedulers serve an organizational role influencing decisions about balancing conflicting stakeholder interests over schedules and staffing, scheduling has primarily been described as an objective activity or individual job characteristic. The authors use the lens of job crafting to examine how schedulers in 26 health care facilities enact their roles as they “fill holes” to schedule workers.

The Curse of Flexible Work

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News Article
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The Curse of Flexible Work
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BBC.com

Deviating from the nine-to-five isn’t always liberating – it can often be a constant source of stress.

How to Know Whether You’re Giving Your Team Needless Work

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Blog
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How to Know Whether You’re Giving Your Team Needless Work
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Harvard Business Review
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Monique Valcour

Low-value work undermines employee well-being and productivity. Here's how to eliminate it.

Flexible Working Is Making Us Work Longer

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News Article
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Flexible Working Is Making Us Work Longer
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The Conversation
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Heejung Chung

Contrary to what you might expect, those with more control over their work schedule work more than those with less control. In fact, people have a tendency to work more overtime hours once they are allowed to work flexibly, compared to when they were not.

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