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The dawn of the four-day week

The dawn of the four-day week

The Spanish government has agreed to launch a pilot scheme trialling a four-day working week, with no reduction in jobs or pay, for interested companies. The idea has been gaining ground globally and allocated funding means the Spanish proposal would allow businesses to sign up with minimal risks. Costs incurred from implementing the initiative could […]

23rd March 2021
WhatsApp, I need some space!

WhatsApp, I need some space!

The group-chat. It’s a love-hate relationship. During the darkest depths of the UK’s national lockdowns, the group chat was undoubtedly a lifeline. The little bubbles of chatter were about the closest we could get to casually hanging out with a group of friends. Okay, there’s Zoom, and that Houseparty app. Is anyone still using the […]

22nd March 2021
How representative are your communications?

How representative are your communications?

Sport England have released a free-to-use image bank of over 400 pictures as part of its “This Girl Can” campaign. It’s a response to the prevalence of unrealistic images of women taking part in sport: never red-faced, never breaking a sweat and with little diversity in age, ethnicity and body size. As a result, individuals who […]

19th March 2021
Business lessons from the Bard

Business lessons from the Bard

Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration giving primary-aged children their first great encounter with Shakespeare. Running between 15-21 March, this year’s theme is “wellbeing”, using Shakespeare’s timeless stories as a tool for children to understand themselves, others and their experience in the world. Surprisingly, you may also find that the kids bring home some pretty […]

16th March 2021
What are we really saying?

What are we really saying?

Could our body unwittingly be our very own PR manager? It takes just 7 seconds for someone new to form an opinion of us, these perceptions are based on how we look and sound, rather than what we say. When we get a “gut feeling” about someone, it’s often hard to establish what exactly we’re […]

12th March 2021
Should we be teaching creativity?

Should we be teaching creativity?

Are schools killing creativity? Susie Pearl opens her book “The Art of Creativity” referencing a TED talk by education expert Sir Ken Robinson who asserts our modern education system encourages uniformity in thinking. With a focus on fact-learning and standardised tests, creative undertakings and emotional intelligence are pushed to the side-lines. At the same time […]

09th March 2021
What could a “Protect Duty” mean for business?

What could a “Protect Duty” mean for business?

The Government is calling on businesses and individuals “who own or operate at publicly accessible locations” to respond to a new consultation on “Protect Duty”. The new law, proposed in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing, would make it a legal requirement for venues to improve their security measures in order to “minimise risk of harm” […]

04th March 2021
From “Bear Markets” to the “Wolf Economy”

From “Bear Markets” to the “Wolf Economy”

Have you ever considered the absolute abundance of animal metaphors within business and financial jargon? Fat-cats, black swans, loan sharks, bull markets… In their strikingly illustrated “Bestiary of Business Terms”, journalists Dhruti Shah and Dominic Bailey take you on a veritable safari of examples.  Speaking with writer Micheal Rosen on his Radio 4 show “Word […]

01st March 2021
Guppy Love

Guppy Love

In the latest of a series of “fish rebranding campaigns”, megrim sole and spider crab will henceforth be known as “Cornish sole” and “Cornish king crab”. They’ve become the latest unfortunate sea creatures to undergo a rebrand, riding on the coattails of the Chilean seabass (formerly the Patagonian Toothfish) and the Orange Roughy (in a previous […]

22nd February 2021
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