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Many employers are still reluctant to adopt a four-day workweek

In the News   |   February 11, 2022

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Last November, Atom Bank, a mid-sized financial services company based in the United Kingdom, introduced a policy that encouraged its 400-plus employees to work just four days a week. The bank told staff the policy... read more

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You need to pace yourself at work

Lesson Plans   |   November 23, 2021

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This article outlines the need to take pauses during our work day and offers some suggestions as to how that can happen.... read more

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How to put some white space in your day

In the News   |   October 14, 2021

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Work is not a pie-eating contest, says Juliet Funt. She’s a trainer in efficiency, but for her efficiency is not rushing through the day with the reckless abandon of participants in a pie-eating contest, without... read more

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How social change will affect your career choice

Lesson Plans   |   October 13, 2021

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This article examines how the decline in reliance on oil and fossil fuels is affecting students and their career choices.... read more

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What will work look like in future?

Lesson Plans   |   September 13, 2021

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This article examines the arguments for and against a hybrid office combination of on-site and remote work and leans toward a future which embraces a hybrid model.... read more

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Oil is no longer king - and that’s fuelling a revamp in some schools

In the News   |   September 11, 2021

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With oil no longer the undisputed energy king, a growing number of energy engineering students want broader learning opportunities. Mustafa Al-Asadi has been stung by the energy sector before. When he graduated from the Southern... read more

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Is hybrid work the best choice, or just the compromise we settled for?

In the News   |   August 14, 2021

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The return to the office has been settled in most companies. It will often be hybrid, combining office and remote work, or more flexible as to location than in the past. That turns out to... read more

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Ontario’s graduating teacher candidates rush to write math competency test

In the News   |   May 10, 2021

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Graduating student teachers across Ontario will be scrambling to write a math proficiency test the provincial government is making available on Monday, following a months-long delay that has prevented would-be educators from clearing a final... read more

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The power of a positive approach

Lesson Plans   |   May 3, 2021

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This article examines an approach that stresses positivity, encouraging leaders to look for what is working well and finding ways to extend that to other areas. In this way, negativity and pity parties are avoided... read more

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Tech companies want workers, but it’s getting tougher to find them

In the News   |   April 19, 2021

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Technology companies in Canada are running into an age-old frustration as they vie for talent in a highly competitive hiring landscape: It’s tough to find qualified workers. With the wider labour market still in recovery... read more

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It can be hard to be positive at work nowadays. Here’s an argument for why you should try

In the News   |   April 17, 2021

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Pandemics seem to breed analogies and metaphors, as well as one-word management prescriptions. Right now, it feels like we’re on a see-saw – up, down, up down, open, close. But we’ve been repeatedly told over... read more

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Learn how to approach negotiations

Lesson Plans   |   April 1, 2021

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This article examines four different ways of handling a negotiation and explains that the end goal of the negotiation should determine which approach to use.... read more

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Four styles of negotiation: Which one is right for you?

In the News   |   March 11, 2021

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When negotiating, is your instinct to split the pie or take it all for yourself? How about expanding the pie? Those are clear, helpful metaphors that highlight one of the key issues we face in... read more

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How to negotiate with your boss – and win

Lesson Plans   |   March 2, 2021

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This article emphasizes that, in order to accomplish your objectives with your bosses, you first need to understand them, their roles and their expectations.... read more

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Imagine the careers of the future

Lesson Plans   |   February 16, 2021

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This article is about possibilities and is an excellent example of how technology will change the way we live.... read more

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