Baby bottle and picture on desk

Back from maternity leave

Flexibility and frankness help new mothers and their managers

The upside of work-life imbalance

Strict compartmentalisation can be counter-productive

Avoid the pitfalls of a company ‘lifer’

Stay away from routine and keep fresh

The introvert and extrovert dream team

Advice for making opposites attract

Career ladder

Women must take risks to rise to the top

Calculated moves are key, advise two senior female executives


Ride the back-to-work momentum

Bring back the benefits of a holiday and put them to use at work

Try Sweden’s ‘lagom’ philosophy at work

Teamwork and work-life balance are part of the Swedish mindset

Tactics executives use to fight racism

Tackle racial bias in the workplace head-on

Trade in the beach for an adventure

The thrill of the sea or mountains provides an enriching challenge

Lessons from the kitchen for executives

Chefs have much to teach about communication

Sociable staff spark better ideas

Being around others forges new connections

Outsource tasks to virtual assistants

Hiring remote workers is a cheap and a flexible option

Shun the corporate grind: be a consultant

Anyone can set up as a solo adviser but avoid pitfalls

How to set up lunchtime talks at work

Inviting outside speakers to address colleagues can aid a career

Staff with two careers benefit employers

Employees have second jobs at communications agency Quietroom

Distinctive ways to use Twitter at work

How the experts get the best out of the network

Sixtysomethings figure out new jobs

Focus on networking, retraining and finding new angles

Email off: a bid to demythologise work

New book argues for a three day working week and a maximum wage

Sharing makes space and tools affordable

Open workshops help ‘maker movement’ members earn a living

Coding geek turned manager

Web developers who start businesses have to learn new skills