Work-life balance

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‘Managers are human too’: leaders left lonely by hybrid working
Working from home, for those who can, takes its toll on bosses who say the lack of social bonds is downside of flexibility

Heather Stewart

22, Mar, 2023 @6:10 PM

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The 'Sunday scaries' are all too real for many workers – but there are simple ways to help | André Spicer
Do you get the creeping dread at the end of the weekend? It’s time to build some healthy boundaries, says André Spicer, a professor of organisational behaviour

André Spicer

19, Mar, 2023 @3:22 PM

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Saving Time by Jenny Odell review – clocking off
The artist and writer offers a powerful critique of the way we conceive of time in the modern, industrial world, and explores alternatives

Rebecca Liu

16, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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What have the past three years taught us about hybrid working?
With Covid having permanently changed many people’s working lives, experts suggest ways to improve flexible arrangements

Linda Geddes

10, Mar, 2023 @12:02 PM

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Campaign for four-day week aims to sign up more firms after UK trial success
‘The world is ready,’ says campaign after 56 out of 61 firms in trial extend policy

Jasper Jolly

26, Feb, 2023 @3:15 PM

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Four-day week: ‘major breakthrough’ as most UK firms in trial extend changes
Nearly all companies taking part opt to continue with new pattern as staff report better work-life balance

Heather Stewart

21, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Bare Minimum Mondays: a perfect start to the week – or a recipe for disaster?
If you suffer from the Sunday Scaries, maybe a bit of quiet quitting can help ease you back into your tasks. But this strategy does come with some significant risks …

08, Feb, 2023 @1:18 PM

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UK workers: do you and your partner’s shifts clash?
Whether you work the graveyard shift or days, we would like to speak to people in the UK who work opposite shifts from their partner

Guardian community team

24, Jan, 2023 @11:04 AM

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Senedd committee backs four-day working week trial in Wales
Government called on to conduct pilot in public sector with employees working four-day week for same pay

Steven Morris

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Work less, live more: is it time to end the five-day week?
Research shows that working fewer hours can be far more productive. Richard Godwin clocks on to find out if it’s true

Richard Godwin

22, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Most managers believe flexible working helps productivity, UK study shows
Managers have embraced hybrid working but many still think long hours are needed for career progress

Rachel Hall

09, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The moral case for better jobs and fairer pay | Letter
Letter: Being paid adequately for our work is vital for us to feel valued and be productive, says Prof Chris Warhurst

22, Dec, 2022 @5:13 PM

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