It’s not the complete elimination of managers, but more about making them less hands-on and granting staff more autonomy.


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How to spot the signs it’s time for a career pivot

May 15, 2024

The average person will change careers five to seven times during their working life, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

How manager complicity is driving toxic workplaces

May 01, 2024

Employees believe toxicity at work comes down to one defining characteristic: how their direct manager behaves.

How Verizon and PwC are using generative AI to improve talent management

May 08, 2024

According to Gartner, 30% of large enterprises will have deployed an internal talent marketplace by 2025. Most of those are powered by AI.


Here’s how to bring offsite energy back to the office

May 16, 2024

At Atlassian, team gatherings and offsites lead to a 27% increase in feelings of connection, and this boost lasts four to five months.

As the line between B2B and B2C marketing blurs, Workday taps humor in consumer-facing media channels

May 16, 2024

Workday is hoping that using less traditional B2B language, opening up its messaging to focus on humor as opposed to just its product.

Maximizing the impact of care-first cultures: Good for businesses and their people

May 14, 2024

As the contemporary workforce faces mounting pressures — from macroeconomic uncertainty to societal discord and geopolitical conflicts — care has arguably become an even more critical component of the employee-employer relationship.

‘Lights, camera, action!’: Movie-making techniques make it into hybrid conference rooms

May 15, 2024

Camera angles, lighting and other elements considered in filmmaking can help make hybrid meetings more equitable, design experts say.

How to spot the signs it’s time for a career pivot

May 15, 2024

The average person will change careers five to seven times during their working life, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

How to have hard conversations as a manager: The Return podcast, season 3, episode 4

May 14, 2024

To get a better understanding of why the people part of management is so important, we spoke with Julia Toothacre, a career strategist.

WTF Explainers

WTF is hey-hanging? (and why is it stressing everyone out)

May 08, 2024

There’s a new term for a communication style that makes some workers spiral, particularly those who are Gen Z.

WTF is an emotional paycheck?

April 10, 2024

Workers today want to be compensated with more intangible benefits, like flexibility and better work life balance.

WTF are microcultures? (and why they are important in workplaces today)

February 14, 2024

Getting hybrid arrangements right requires embracing specific team cultures more than single corporate cultures, experts say.

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Gen Z Workforce: Reshaping Careers in the AI Era

From navigating wildly varied return-to-office policies in a post-pandemic working world in flux, to working in the shadows of AI, Gen Zers are creating a whole new workforce to suit their needs. This editorial series examines how AI will influence, reshape and evolve career development for this generation, and how exactly they’re using the tech for work.

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How the pandemic changed parents’ relationships with their kids and jobs

April 02, 2024

It’s been four years since Covid-19 brought the world to a halt, but the reality is that many parents are still trying to repair the serious psychological damage those early years of the pandemic had on their children. And there have been some extreme reverberations.

‘It’s a myth that men don’t do night feeds’: Confessions of a stressed out working dad

March 28, 2024

For this latest installment of WorkLife’s Confessions, in which we exchange anonymity for candor, we spoke to a working dad who is a senior executive at a global retailer, about his daily challenges.

‘Make it work for you’: Which flexible business cultures are reaping profits and retaining talent

March 25, 2024

Jasmine Dawson, svp of digital at BBC Studios, is a mother of two children (ages 2 and 7) and has made it her mission to embed flexible working into her team of 130 people — working parents and nonparents alike.


‘More energized by their work’: How Shopify’s dual-track promotion plan is working out

March 27, 2024

Employers are seeing higher retention when successful individual contributors aren’t forced into management positions.

‘You get the union you deserve’: Middle managers need more help handling staff union efforts

March 18, 2024

In recent years white collar workers in some industries like tech have attempted to organize, putting their managers in a tricky situation.

‘Being a leader, I learned, is not easy’: The employees who left middle management

March 12, 2024

Over 40% of managers with less than two years of managerial experience are currently looking for new jobs.

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Company culture has never been more important for organizations looking to attract and retain the best talent and the strongest cultures are built on values that run deep throughout the organization. The WorkLife Awards will recognize the top employers and the values that make them unique.