The debate about the benefits of homeworking is shaped more by prevailing fashion, prejudice and self-interest than by academic research. But a common-sense blend of home and office depending on circumstances is likely to provide the optimal results.
Too many management books over-simplify the complicated business of leading and managing. These are generally article-length ideas stretched into book form with a flimsy thesis. But there are timeless classics that are always worth reading, and some titles that aren’t found in the business section of a bookshop.
In a volatile world, business leaders need a deeper understanding of the issues behind the headlines. In this video we show short extracts from four leading Financial Times journalists in conversation with FT Associate Editor Michael Skapinker.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has found a way to make executives think harder for longer in meetings. He makes his executives write down what they have figured out in several pages of clear prose which is read in silence at the start of a meeting.
Geopolitical crisis can be capricious. It can devastate one market, while leaving a neighbouring market unscathed. Even within the same market, an event may be perceived differently, depending on a company’s business model, sector, value chain or processes.