How a four-day working week could benefit every woman

It’s been seen as the preserve of working mothers – but the four-day week should be an option for all, says Marisa Bate.

“In the 19th century, unions campaigned for an eight-hour day. In the 20th century, we won the right to a two-day weekend and paid holidays. So, for the 21st century, let’s lift our ambition again. I believe that in this century we can win a four-day working week, with decent pay for everyone.” Click here to read more

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Don’t Let Perfection Paralyze Your Career

Hint: Try to be OK with making mistakes.

By Elena Lipson

When I started my consulting business three years ago, I sent a launch e-mail to everyone I knew. I was both excited and nervous to hit send — things were getting real! Shortly after I sent the e-mail, I started receiving messages letting me know that had I misspelled the name of my company in the e-mail. Yup, you read that correctly. I misspelled the name of my own company.

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The future is flexible: Why remote working is a no-brainer for business

Think of the busy CEO working from an airport lounge on their mobile, or the coder typing away in their local cafe.

Both are simple examples of how the world of work has changed, thanks, in part, to the arrival of sophisticated connected technology.

Across the UK, from incubators and co-working spaces, to flexible homeworking arrangements, the traditional, desk-based nine-to-five is being upended. Click here to read more

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