Long hours, low pay, endless emails, sexist bosses, stupid meetings, management-speak… when did modern work become quite so awful? Modern workplaces were meant to be creative and fulfilling places, but in reality we’re just working longer hours than ever for less pay. A record number of us have now ditched the 9-5 to work for ourselves but with 80 per cent of the self-employed living in poverty, the dream of flexible working brings its own nightmares.
To explore what can we do to make work better join Lucy Kellaway, Associate Editor and management columnist at the FT, Robert Kelsey, best-selling author of What’s Stopping You, and leadership expert Gareth Coombs, in a debate chaired by writer and journalist Stephen Armstrong.
This will be the 18th event in the ongoing series, 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain, which is a partnership between BUG and The House of St Barnabas, forged from a mutual desire to examine modern life and popular culture.
The House of St Barnabas is a charity whose vision is to create a future where lasting work is a reality for people affected by homelessness and social exclusion.
The image is used with permission from The Official Home Of Modern Toss.