Further reading

  • ‘Ill’ pilots ground Jet Airways – hundreds of flights are cancelled at India’s second-biggest airline when hundreds of pilots in a labour dispute with the company resort to a “simulated a strike” by calling in sick
  • How Brian Epstein made The Beatles famous – the business genius who turned the group into a global, commercial phenomenon – all before he was 32 years old
  • Which checkout lane is fastest? – don’t know how definitive this is, but it’s a question that’s always vexed me and, evidently, many others too. I’m also glad that it has confirmed my suspicion that the express lane is a red herring (Hat tip: The Browser)
  • Families are feeling stress of economic crisis – I knew it! My highlight of this study: increasing incivility at work (defined as “backstabbing”, “sucking up” and “politicking”) as people try to save their jobs. Ouch.


About the authors

Stefan Stern writes a column on Tuesdays on management. He is winner of the 2010 Towers Watson award for excellence in HR journalism, and has previously won awards from the Work Foundation and the Management Consultancies Association.

Ravi Mattu is the editor of Business Life, the FT's management features section, and a former editor of the Mastering Management series. He joined the FT in 2000 from Prospect magazine

This blog is no longer active but it remains open as an archive.

Twitter feed

RSS feed

The FT’s management blog: a guide

Commenting: We welcome your comments. You need to be registered with FT.com to comment; you can register for free here. Please also see our comments policy here.
Contacting us: You can reach us using this email format: first.surname@ft.com
Timing: UK time is shown on our posts.
Follow us: Links to our Twitter and RSS feeds are at the top of the blog. You can also read us on your mobile device, by going to www.ft.com/managementblog
FT blogs: See the full range of the FT's blogs here.

Elsewhere on FT.com: Lucy Kellaway

Lucy Kellaway writes a column on Mondays on work , poking fun at management fads and jargon and celebrating the ups and downs of office life. She is also the FT's Agony Aunt.

Elsewhere on FT.com: Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson writes an FT column on Wednesdays on entrepreneurship. He runs Risk Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and is chairman of the Royal Society of Arts.

Elsewhere on FT.com: Dear Lucy

Lucy Kellaway, FT columnist and associate editor, offers her solution to your workplace problems in a column in the Financial Times. In the online edition of her Dear Lucy 'agony aunt' column, readers are invited to have a say too.

Featured blogs

Don Sull's blog

LBS academic blogs on leading in turbulent times

MBA blog

Students blog about their MBA experiences