Posts Tagged ‘work’

The next disruption is hybrid work – are we ready?

Thursday, November 4th, 2021
hybrid work

We’re on the brink of a disruption as great as last year’s sudden shift to remote work: the move to hybrid work — a blended model where some employees return to the workplace and others continue to work from home. We’re experiencing this at Microsoft, and today we shared how we’re evolving our own hybrid Read more

A story of worker exploitation

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Worker exploitation

Joanne (not her real name) has been living and working in a home on Rarotonga for the last six months. (This feature story is was first published by the Cook Islands News.) She gets up at 6.30am every morning to prepare breakfast for her employer’s children, sets out their clothes, makes their lunches and then Read more

Work and the loneliness epidemic

Monday, October 9th, 2017

On August 24, 1992, in the early hours of the morning, my family and I stepped out of our temporary shelter to find our city — and our lives — forever changed. We had spent the past several hours huddled together as Hurricane Andrew battered our South Florida neighborhood with torrential rain and winds near Read more

Ignore commercial TV’s deluded work-life balance advice

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

As with most bulk-billing clinics, there was an old TV in the waiting room. A lifestyle program blared at full volume, to drown out the wheezing pensioners and wailing toddlers. First, the panellists interviewed a washed-up pop star. Then, a demonstration of how to cook spaghetti in your microwave (hint: don’t). But it was the Read more

Five ways to be Catholic at work

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Maybe it’s because of September. Maybe it’s because the great Patrick Lencioni will be on campus next week. Maybe it’s because my desk is a pile of papers each facing a different direction … but I have been thinking a lot about work recently. I looked up saintly advice on how to do it better. Read more

Martin Hautus Institute in Samoa

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The Martin Hautus Institute is establishing itself in Samoa and will officially open after Easter. The Institute targets school leavers over 15 and mature people looking for jobs, according to Pulotu Arthur Solomon, one of the founders and directors of the Institute. He says “jobs”  are at the heart of the institute’s programmes. In comparison with other Read more

Social Justice Week Theme – Meaningful work for the Young

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Social Justice Week (8-14 September), is an apt time for the Catholic social justice agency to remind Parliamentarians of society’s obligations to support young people entering the workforce. Meaningful work for the young worker is the theme of this year Members of the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee considering the Employment Relations Amendment Bill Read more

Working mothers, are ‘warmer’ parents

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Mothers who go back to work before their baby is six months old become “warmer” parents, a surprising study shows. The Australian research, published in the international Journal of Family Studies, challenges the conventional wisdom that stay-at-home mums bond better with their babies. The findings suggest mothers who miss their babies or feel guilty about Read more

Pope: Christians must harmonise work and prayer

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI told over 20,000 pilgrims that they must commit themselves to works of charity, without neglecting prayer as a source of spiritual life. “Without daily prayer,” Pope Benedict said in his Wednesday morning general audience in St. Peter’s Square, “our action is empty” and “loses its deep soul, resulting in a simple activism Read more

Unhappy at home? Work won’t make up for it

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Workaholics who are trying to make up for an unhappy home life are deluding themselves, according to a study. Researchers found a link between how happy someone was in their personal life and how satisfied they were in their job – especially among the main earners in households. But this did not extend to anyone Read more