Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Why working fewer hours may make you perform better at your banking job 15/11/13

Why working fewer hours may make you perform better at your banking job

Work-life balance and well-being aren’t just ‘hygiene factors’, says Cary Cooper, reflecting on recent reports showing this to be as true in banking as elsewhere.

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Self-driving cars: future or fantasy? 31/10/13

Self-driving cars: future or fantasy?

The technology may be advancing apace, but is the optimism over the advantages of driver-less cars warranted? Luis Araujo, Katy Mason and Martin Spring raise some important questions.

Pregnant presenteeism 31/10/13

Pregnant presenteeism

Are pregnant women really more likely to take sick leave than other workers, as is widely believed? Caroline Gatrell's research reveals a different story – that some feel under pressure to remain at work when they are unwell.

Prozac leadership @ work 31/10/13

Prozac leadership @ work

When it comes to effective leadership, the constant emphasis on positivity can be potentially damaging, argues David Collinson, and can blind organisations to things that need fixing.

The Future of Manufacturing in the UK 30/10/13

The Future of Manufacturing in the UK

Is UK manufacturing forever in the doldrums – or will we see a resurgence? Martin Spring looks at the evidence, and at what needs to be done to bring about change.

The NHS is a national treasure. We must continue to guard it 11/09/13

The NHS is a national treasure. We must continue to guard it

Fears that the NHS is disintegrating are far from reality, argues Mike West. He discusses the key lessons to be drawn from the nationwide study he led into culture and behaviours across the service.

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