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The businesses bucking the return-to-office trend

Almost three years on from the pandemic, the world seems to be back to normal, but not everyone is happy with the return to the office. In early March, the retailer Boots informed its office-based staff that it would require them to be back in work five days a week from September. Its CEO, Seb...

Alice Cumming

Positivity in the workplace demonstrated by a yellow smiling ball in the office interior

Do wellness programmes really work? 

Many businesses claim to have put a focus on wellbeing, but do such programmes really help tackle burnout and nurture a supportive workplace culture?  Tight deadlines, heavy workloads, long hours, toxic cultures, lack of recognition, insufficient psychological safety, and uncertainties about job security and finances have long been blamed for workplace mental health issues.  ...

Patricia Cullen