Peter Boucher

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Turning Desks Into Dosh

(2) Comments | Posted 15 April 2013 | (12:35)

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention and with economic conditions remaining challenging, businesses need to be creative in finding new ways to make the most of their resources. Flexible working - working at times and locations that suit both the individual and the company - is...

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Snow Disruption Shouldn't Mean a Freeze on Productivity

(0) Comments | Posted 24 January 2013 | (09:53)

We Brits love talking about the weather. It's been used as an icebreaker to start conversations with friends and strangers alike since time immemorial. As temperatures remain around freezing and snow continues to fall in many parts of the country, this latest bout of bad weather is another chilling reminder...

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Managing the Work-Life Merge

(0) Comments | Posted 11 January 2013 | (11:11)

It had to happen: a new piece of jargon has been invented to describe the rise of a new workplace reality - at least among organisations built mainly around people skills, or talent. At the start of 2013, the terms 'work-life balance', 'flexible working' and 'home working' don't quite cut...

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The Summer of Sport a Turning Point in British Work Culture?

(0) Comments | Posted 14 September 2012 | (00:00)

As this fantastic sporting summer draws to a close, there has been a lot of talk about legacies. As well as lifting the public mood and, hopefully, bringing about a "fitter" nation, this summer's sporting events may have also had a dramatic impact on the business world.

I talked...

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Flexible Working - Good for Businesses and not an Excuse to Slack Off

(4) Comments | Posted 17 July 2012 | (00:00)

The issue of flexible working continues to be a hot topic. First was the news that Whitehall staff are being asked to work at home over the summer to minimise disruption. Then came Boris Johnson's comment that home working is a "skiver's paradise" and "an excuse for general malingering".


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