Poolside working no longer a status symbol

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Not being able to switch off is becoming seen for what it is — a sign of poor time management

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Millennials should ignore BCG boss

Rich Lesser risks widening the gap between expectations and reality for twentysomethings

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Female CEOs are fascinating

Despite the Yahoo chief’s ire, we will go on being interested until there are more women at the top

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Guffipedia: ‘Pulsing the management’

A pounding clunker enters corporate jargon dictionary

CEOs flaunt latest way to brag

Now it is unacceptable to boast about spending, company bosses are turning to the summer reading list

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My ‘Theresa May’ face for meetings

To appear exasperated but poised is as good as it gets

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A dirty business

Gay Talese’s portrait of a voyeuristic motel owner is as morally dubious as it is fascinating, says Lucy Kellaway

Say ‘I quit’ with the perfect resignation

Your departure offers a rare chance to voice what you like while everyone is listening

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Carry on post-Brexit, whether calm or not

The 10 minutes I debated high heels on the radio were the sanest I have had since the referendum

Guffipedia update — airport hot air

Two new entries for dictionary of corporate twaddle

Why we are ruder at work than in street

I did not set out to be uncivil to my colleagues. This is just how office life has become

Guffipedia update — stacks of new jargon

Two fresh entries for the dictionary of corporate twaddle

Sir Philip Green’s extraordinary rhetoric

A hat trick of honesty, ignorance and blame: it is plain, simple — and insidious

We need smart products — we are dumb

Clever technology is bad for our brains

Sham democracy of chief executives on Twitter

A champion tweeter and receiver of thousands of likes may be the opposite of prolific

In search of the missing fiftysomethings

HR departments will soon laugh at the fuss they made over keeping spoilt millennials happy

Do nice guys finish first?

A new theory of power suggests that being kind, calm and open gains us influence — but at a cost

Reading between the lines of failure CVs

Not all rejections are equal so discount those followed by success

The Siemens song is a Spandex-clad horror

There is not a single example of a business putting its values to music without mass humiliation

I want to return to my bike despite risk

The longer I suffer the commute, the more likely I will stop asking if it is mad to cycle


Lucy KellawayLucy Kellaway is an Associate Editor and management columnist of the FT. For the past 15 years her weekly Monday column has poked fun at management fads and jargon and celebrated the ups and downs of office life.

In her 25 years at the FT, Lucy has been energy correspondent, Brussels correspondent, a Lex writer, and an interviewer of business people and celebrities for the Lunch with the FT series and the FT Weekend. Prizes include Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards 2006, Industrial Society WorkWord Award (twice), Best Commentator, Business Journalist of the Year Awards 2007 and the Wincott Young Financial Journalist Award. Her first book, Sense and Nonsense in the Office, was published by FT Prentice Hall in 1999. Martin Lukes: Who Moved My BlackBerry(TM) (2005) and In Office Hours (2010) were published by Penguin.

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