Homeworking’s contradictory nature means in its pure form it can never be a perfect answer, but this means that hybrid working has the potential to be an alternative imperfectly perfect working arrangement.
“Well-being amongst university employees fell between May and September 2020, and increased loneliness and an inability to detach from work accounted for this.” This is a key result from Professor Wood’s study of well-being amongst university employees, academics and non-academics, working at home during the pandemic. Employees completed a diary study over a four-week periods, […]
Differentiating High-Involvement Management from High-Performance Work Systems: Why it Matters for UK Productivity
Professor Stephen Wood argues that focusing on management practices that involve workers in workplace decisions could be the answer to the UK’s productivity crisis. Increasing attention is being given to better management as part of the solution to Britain’s languishing productivity problem. Successive governments have attempted to increase productivity through programmes designed […]