How happiness pays at work

Trust and freedom can make staff more productive

Field notes a senior job share

Unilever duo have come to trust and rely on each other completely

Juggling secrets of a serial director

How Baroness Kingsmill manages her demanding portfolio career

Co-working spaces form creative groups

Freelancers and entrepreneurs share workspaces and expertise

‘A crammed diary controls you’

Productivity tips from the top of the advertising industry

Dressed up for a dress-down culture

Some people prefer to look well-dressed all the time

When it comes to work, location matters

Do not try to sweeten things by working part of the week elsewhere

A business man feels the pressure as people try to contact him on a mobile phone, a blackberry and by post.
©Charlie Bibby

How to brainstorm by yourself

Input from others has its uses but it can also derail a promising train of thought

When an employer opts for youth

Emphasise freshness and vitality to counter perceived inexperience

Evaluating emotional intelligence

Indicator highlights the drawbacks of easy-to-measure metrics

Basic tech shortcuts for non-coders

Modest tricks that can improve your day-to-day productivity

When men are in the minority at work

Being male in a female-dominated organisation presents challenges

Before you offend with knee defenders

Avoid annoying others with devices that prevent reclining

The day after your boss is pushed out

If the chief departs, act quickly to safeguard your interests

Deal with debut nerves in a new job

How do you have a good first day in a fresh role?

Sensitivity ahead of a public listing

Keep people appraised of the milestones while explaining you cannot go into specific detail

Prepare for the holiday workload

Ensure your work does not suffer if taking on colleagues’ tasks

Manage the reshuffle rumour mill

How information is spread is important

It can help to bring stress home

The office can invade personal time but that need not be a bad thing

Recover your files – and your composure

No matter the cause of the loss, the aim is to act quickly