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Clearing your email is no act of virtue

I have no folders, no system. That is because I don’t need one, says Lucy Kellaway

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Graduates need a dose of reality

Lucy Kellaway says students need not change the world – getting a job will be an achievement

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A meeting by any other name isn’t worth going to

Calling it a summit, forum or ideas exchange doesn’t make a gathering any more important, says Lucy Kellaway

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Bad is the new good – except that it isn’t

Lucy Kellaway says the craze for taking something we all think is bad and telling us that it’s good is crazy

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The business case for hiring the fat and the ugly

Studies say the good looking are more successful but that is not a good way to recruit, says Lucy Kellaway

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Elevator gossip rarely rises above the dull

Lucy Kellaway says the average office worker never relaxes in the lift

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When every day is April Fools' Day

How do you spot an April Fools' Day joke from the real thing?

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I’m still puzzling over my dream job

Lucy Kellaway says that a survey showing that teenagers in Britain want to pursue the ‘wrong’ careers was pointless

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Facebook’s offices are too cool for women

In insisting on a chilly conference room, Mark Zuckerberg is exhibiting dotcom dogmatism, says Lucy Kellaway

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Worrying over your worth has no value

No one complains about earning too much, says Lucy Kellaway

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Office propositions are no clear-cut issue

Now is the time to break my silence and tell my story of being sexually harassed at work, says Lucy Kellaway

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I can’t stop my cyber loafing

Lucy Kellaway says we need the equivalent of the stocks to persuade people to get off the net and get on with their work

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Finally I’ve found some good corporate guff

J&J’s ‘Our Credo’ got me excited. Alas, since it was written in 1943 there has been some slippage

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End of the line for the landline

The death of the old-style phone may help us individually but it loosens the bonds between us, says Lucy Kellaway

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Wanted: a user’s guide to every boss

If everybody knows what their manager’s little ways are, it is better all round, says Lucy Kellaway

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If I outsourced my work, would you care?

The only risk is that the boss gets wind of the arrangement and cuts out the middleman

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Take a stand on being more productive

Last week I read a blog saying that sitting is the new smoking. It makes you fat and then it kills you. We must act,...

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Bosses fail the 10-year-old test

Lucy Kellaway says that a CEO ought to be able to explain what he does in a way a child can grasp

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The first word in mangled meanings

Bosses have been rampant in the world of bull, says the FT's Lucy Kellaway

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It’s time to stop stressing about stress

It is quite wrong to think about it as the enemy, says the FT's Lucy Kellaway

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