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Employers should cut hours not people

Calls for companies to reduce working hours instead of cutting jobs help mental health and to boost the economy after the pandemic. Research co-authored at the Centre for Business Research, Cambridge Judge Business School, calls for companies to reduce working hours instead of cutting jobs…

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Voluntary exposure

An alternative idea to social distancing from policy modeller Dr Chris Hope. A new working paper by Dr Chris Hope, Emeritus Reader in Policy Modelling at Cambridge Judge Business School, suggests an alternative that could be offered to social distancing…

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BusinessWeekly: Denied a commute could drive workers off course says Cambridge academic

A study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School, finds that commuting time can be a useful period of “role transition.” Dr Menges said: “Our study challenges the idea that commuting time…

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Long-term effects

Dr Philip Stiles outlines five key changes to business in light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis will usher in permanent changes to business. Philip Stiles, University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance at Cambridge Judge Business School,…

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Why your lack of a commute during the coronavirus pandemic could make it harder to work

Does our commute help us switch into "work mode"? Dr Jochen Menges looks into the new work from home era. Working from home due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic means no commute – but what seems like a relief may…

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Work-life balance

A four-day workweek should be tested to see if benefits outweigh costs, says Harvard Business Review article co-authored by Dr Thomas Roulet of Cambridge Judge Business School. Dr Thomas Roulet The idea of a four-day workweek in Europe requires proper…

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Phys.org: Humans need not apply

Experts from the University of Cambridge discuss how AI and automation will affect our work. Dr Stella Pachidi, University Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, thinks that changes in work are happening as a result of “algorithmication”…

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Channel News Asia: Being funny at work can be good for your career

Humour can be beneficial at work, according to research co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School, but there are significant differences on how men and women use it. Professor Sucheta Nadkarni, director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre, and Vanessa Marcié, alumna…

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All in a day’s work

Researchers at the University of Cambridge are helping to understand the world of work - the good, the bad, the fair and the future. Here, Simon Deakin, Catherine Barnard and Brendan Burchell launch our month-long focus on some of these…

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