Alana Lapid

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Life in a no-vacation nation

Edmund McCombs moved to Sydney six years ago — and has no plans to leave. It’s not just the beaches or the cafe-lined harbour that keeps the 33-year-old social sustainability manager Down Under. The Florida native hasn’t left because, well, his boss actually wants him to take vacation and enjoy …

How to tame the office know-it-all

<i>Q: A senior manager in my company regularly swoops in to tell people in other groups what they’re doing wrong — sometimes he elevates it to his superiors. He’s been here much longer than most of us and definitely has a lot of institutional knowledge about the specific rules and regulations at the</i> …

The secrets of never-leave workplaces

In China, where bosses are often considered untouchable leaders in the office, it’s often hard for employees to feel comfortable enough to speak up and challenge their superior.<p>To break down that barrier, Shanghai designer and artist Simon Ma plays paintball with his staff, hoping to help them …

Up to 13,000 working as slaves in UK

As many as 13,000 people in Britain are victims of slavery, about four times the number previously thought, analysis for the government has found.<p>The figure for 2013 marks the first time the government has made an official estimate of the scale of modern slavery in the UK, and includes women forced …