All posts by Dougal Sutherland

The age of hybrid working is here – how can businesses find the right mix between office and home?

The age of hybrid working is here – how can businesses find the right mix between office and home?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. After more than two years of disruptions, lockdowns and uncertainty, employers are facing a new reckoning in 2022: getting staff back into the office. Dubbed by some the “great hybrid return to work”, employers across a range of…

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The overwork pandemic: Ashley Bloomfield’s resignation highlights burnout on the COVID-19 front line

The overwork pandemic: Ashley Bloomfield’s resignation highlights burnout on the COVID-19 front line

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. In Japan it’s known as karōshi. In China, guolaosi. The South Koreans call it gwarosa. The literal English translation is “death from overwork”. While we might hope this term wouldn’t resonate in New Zealand, the recent resignation of…

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With COVID cases still in the thousands, why are some so keen to ditch the things that kept New Zealand safe?

With COVID cases still in the thousands, why are some so keen to ditch the things that kept New Zealand safe?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced New Zealand will remain at the red traffic light setting, but other public health mandates created to control COVID-19 will still be lifted, contributing to the sense that there’s light at the…

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