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Burnt-out and taken for granted: Britain’s workers need upside-down management | James Timpson

Burnt-out and taken for granted: Britain’s workers need upside-down management | James Timpson

[ad_1] Looking around at the state of businesses in Britain, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the way we work now isn’t working. According to the Office for National Statistics, 2.8 million people in the UK are off work with long-term sickness – 700,000 more than before the pandemic. Employees at Deliveroo and Uber Eats are striking over pay and conditions. Teachers complain that the hours of unpaid overtime they are expected to work amount to “daylight robbery”. In February, the government responded to a huge trial of reduced working hours by 61 organisations by saying, “We have no plans to introduce a four-day working week,” regardless of how successful the pilot had been. It seems that, across sectors, many workers are feeling disrespected and burnt out, and neither bosses nor policymakers can imagine doing anything differently. But in my experience, work doesn’t have to be this way. Timpson, the business I joined in 1995, is both successful and takes care of its employees. In fact, I’d argue that we are successful precisely because we …

Reports of gunshots as human remains found in two burnt-out cars in Sydney overnight | Sydney

[ad_1] Human remains have been found in two burnt-out cars in two different parts of Sydney, but police said it was too early to tell whether the two discoveries were linked. Skeletal remains were found inside a burnt-out four-wheel drive in a national park south of Sydney early on Tuesday morning. Emergency services found the Toyota RAV4 ablaze at the Waterfall Flat car park at Waterfall in the Royal national park just after midnight. Officers from the New South Wales rural fire service put out the blaze before finding the remains inside. A body was also found in a burning car in Sydney’s west on Tuesday morning. Police were called to North Parramatta just after 2.15am Tuesday and found a vehicle alight. After extinguishing the blaze, firefighters found a body in the driver’s seat of the hatchback. Supt Barry Vincent said police were treating the scene as suspicious and following up reports of gunshots heard in the area about the time of the fire. “There may have been a fuel source but what that is …