Sunday, 20th June 2021

This Month's Magazine
Did you know that..?

Did you know that..?

A pick of useless but interesting newspapers extracts and topics, some even curious.

Why some people are always late. For the punctual among us, habitual latecomers can come across as rude, self-absorbed, selfish. But that it’s not always as simple as  that. As I explain to my mentoring clients chronically tardy colleagues and friends may believe that their time, not yours, isn’t important enough to be punctual. They  may be held up because someone else has demanded their time and they don’t know how to get away. Then there are those who are late out of self-sabotage.  Ultimately, late people will only stop being late when they make a concerted effort to change. Editor

Your most important skill. If you’ve found yourself scrolling through  our Instagram feed forgetting how you got there, you’re not alone. Two-thirds of workers admit to looking at their phones for at least an  hour out of their work-day,  according to a study from Udemy. This is costing us and our employers dearly. Studies estimate the productivity cost comes to many billions of pounds. Strategies that  an help you reclaim your focus include mastering your internal triggers, planning your day, and controlling your tech, in other words becoming indestructible. The Times

The bottom line. Have you ever wanted to know the exact age of maximum human unhappiness? It’s 47.2. But we do get happier as we get older, although we are  ever quite as happy as we are/were in our 20s. National Bureau of Economic Research


Data suggests that the Saturday job is on its way out. The era of the Saturday job may be coming to an end as it is revealed that the number of working teenagers has almost halved in the last 20 years. A study from the Resolution Foundation found that a quarter of 16 and 17-year-olds were in work between 2017 and 2019 - falling from 48% in 1997-99. Daily Mail

Women CEOs remain rare. Women struggle to progress to leadership roles in Europe’s biggest companies, according to a new study. Although women take up one  third of executive board seats, only 28 companies listed on the STOXX 600 index have a woman as CEO. In the UK, women make up just over one in 20 chief executives  f FTSE 100 companies, as diversity legislation and binding quotas fall short. Companies in Norway and France score best on gender diversity, with the UK  anked fourth, while women are least represented in Switzerland and Spain. Reuters

Unlimited time off will burn you out. Unlimited time off, a fashionable perk among start-ups - may sound divine, but it could lead you to work more. The amount of  time employees can take off still depends on their workloads, managers and organisation culture. That’s why the practice may actually result in people taking fewer  holidays. Instead, some companies have switched to minimum leave policies to prevent burnout. BBC

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