The big problem with short queues

From theme parks to banks, priority queues are spreading for those with enough money or status. This could be a sign of greater efficiency – or just another way of splitting society. If you’re worth a lot of money to Banorte, one of the biggest banks in Mexico, you’ll know...

Would you share your job with someone?

Advice from people who job-shared for 23 years across seven jobs, a promotion and even a royal honour. This story is from an episode of Woman’s Hour presented by Jenni Murray and produced by Helen Fitzhenry. To listen to more episodes of Woman’s Hour from BBC Radio 4, please click here. Adapted by Sarah...

Why do ill people still come in to work?

Coming to work while sick can take out a workforce. So here’s how to tell your boss you need time off to recover. The number of sick days taken by UK workers has almost halved since 1993, according to the Office for National Statistics. Where the average employee once spent 7.2 days...

How to work better using ‘deep focus’

Should ‘deep focus’ become a central pillar of workplace culture? The constant ping of messages that keep us plugged into work chatter might be doing more harm than good. We feel we must respond – it is about work, after all. But always being switched on means we never have...