Media coverage

Dec 2015 BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight interviews Alison in this item about how more men are working flexibly. The story appears about 33 minutes into the programme.
Ticino Management Donna, a Swiss magazine for women in business with 30,000 readers, carried a two-page spread on Future Work, including an interview with Alison. (pdf)
October 2014 L’Impresa, Italy’s leading business and management magazine and part of Il Sole 24 Ore, published an Op-Ed by Alison on the benefits of new work models. (pdf)
16 Sept 2014: Harvard Business Review France carries an op-ed by Alison Maitland called Cing conseils pour en finir avec le management à l’ancienne (Five recommendations to end old-style management).
September 2014: In Company Director, the magazine of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Jodie Baker, Managing Director of innovative law firm Hive Legal, cites Future Work in an opinion piece about agile working titled “Ending clock watching”. She points to the business benefits of agile future work which we set out in the book and cites our arguments about a need for a shift in management style from directing to engaging and empowering people. The article is available to members of the Institute only.  
2 Sept 2014: carries an interview with Alison about why moving to a new work model is critical to an organisation’s long-term success.
25 July 2014: A book review on TrainingZone gives Future Work a score of 9/10
In July 2014, the Russian weekly magazine Ogoniok featured an article about flexible working, quoting Alison and citing Future Work. Russian speakers can find the article at:
The May/June 2014 edition of The European Business Review included an article: “The TRUST Principles: How to Embrace the New World of Work” – The direct link to the article:

Alison participated in The Conference Board webcast interview on 6 May called “How flexible is too flexible?”   see…
Alison was interviewsed by Bonnie Marcus on May 7th and the radio broadcast can be heard at The interview was also covered in Bonnie’s column in…  
‘Entrepreneurs and Startups Drive Future Work Trends’ by Martin Zwilling at 23rd March 2014. see…  
February 2014, Guardian Professional, “Seven ways to be a smarter manager” quotes Peter Thomson
Janaury 2014: Guardian Professional, ‘Tips for boosting productivity with good office design’ quotes Peter Thomson
January 2014: Smart Women Smart Conversations website: Alison Maitland – The future of work
Troy Media, Canada: November 2013, Welcome to the future of work – book review by leading economist Roslyn Kunin
October 14th 2013, Financial Times, The Careerist, “If you treat people like children they’ll act like children” quotes Peter Thomson
August 2013 : BBC World Service In the Balance: Panel discussion on the Future of Work with Alison Maitland, Zoe Williams and Dave Coplin – listen at
Women’s Agenda, Australia: June 2013 Edition, Why are we not working remotely? Leaders need to step up, by Leith Mitchell
In the Black magazine, Australia: May 2013, The future of work is here, by Carly Greenwood
Women’s Agenda, Australia: April Edition, Future of work could be death to micromanagers, by Angela Priestley: 
GoodPractice, which produces learning materials for leaders and managers, interviewed Alison and Peter in March 2013. Here’s a short version of their podcast.
The Center for Creative Leadership carried an interview with Alison Maitland about Future Work in the January 2013 issue of its e-newsletter, Leading Effectively
HR Magazine quoted Peter Thomson and Future Work in an article about remote working in its January 2013 edition 
 Edge Magazine, 5th September 2012 article “Leading Remotely” quoted Peter Thomson. 
The Economist cites Future Work in an opinion piece on 25 Aug 2012 called “The Mommy Track
CNN quotes Alison Maitland and Future Work in an article on 21 Aug 2012 by Susanne Gargiulo titled “Generation Y set to transform office life
HR Magazine (the US Society for Human Resource Management), July 2012, carries a full-page Q&A by Alice Andors on Future Work titled “End of the 40-Hour Workweek?”
The Conference Board Review, Summer 2012, features Future Work in its ‘Worth Noting’ column on “recent reads that caught our attention”
Personnel Today, 16 July 2012, interviews Peter Thomson on flexible working and the Olympics
Leading Dutch business newspaper FD, 30 June 2012, features a full-page analysis piece by Alison Maitland in its weekend edition, headlined “Wie ‘het nieuwe werken’ wil omarmen, zal eerst de controle moeten loslaten”
Inside HR, a subscription magazine published by Reed Global, devotes the cover and centre-page spread of its summer 2012 (Issue 8) edition to Future Work, with an article titled “Out of Office”, and a readers’ offer.
Belgian HR magazine Peoplesphere, June 2012, has a two-page interview with Alison Maitland headlined “The dinosaurs will end up disappearing”.  The article spans two pages: page one and page two.
The US-based Bonnie Marcus radio show, “GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success”, interviews Alison Maitland on the future of women in the workplace, 20 June 2012
Edge Magazine (Institute of Leadership & Management), May-June 2012: “Every manager who cares about the future success of their organisation should read this book. It’s not only very readable but presents some cogent arguments that all organisations should give serious attention to.”
9 Lives for Women blog, May 2012: “The best book on making flexibility happen … rich with insightful data and validating case studies that persuasively make the overwhelming business case for new ways of working—in just about any industry.”
Center for Creative Leadership, April 2012: CCL’s new EMEA regional headquarters and training campus in Brussels “draws inspiration from the groundbreaking research on collaborative working trends recently published in Future Work”., April 2012: Podcast interview on Future Work with Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson
Yvonne Roberts in The Observer quotes Future Work in a column on 17 March 2013 about the controversy surrounding Sheryl Sandberg’s new book on women and leadership: 
Gulf Business, March 2012: “The Revolutionary Future of Work: Employers need to radically change old working models” – article by Alison Maitland
L’Impresa, March 2012: “Don’t Miss the Work Revolution” – edited extract from Future Work published by the leading Italian management magazine in both English and Italian.
InBusiness (Cass Business School magazine), Feb 2012: “Clocking into the 21st century”, opinion piece by Alison Maitland
Financial Times, 25 Jan 2012: “Anywhere, anytime: the future of employment is flexible”, article by Alison Maitland citing case studies from Future Work, January 2012 (book review): “This is a radical, challenging and thought-provoking book. It is written in a lively and interesting style that makes it as close to a ‘page turner’ as any management book can be. It’s also done its homework, with up-to-date data and a wide-ranging selection of case studies from around the world. Highly recommended!” January 2012 “Wake up HR – the future is here”
Public Service Europe, 20 December 2011: “Europe’s work model no longer fit for purpose” 
Business & Gentlemen (Italy), Dec 2011-Feb 2012 edition: “Lavorare nel futuro – l’ufficio in style ‘mobile’” (Germany), 29 November 2011: “Missverhältnis: Arbeitszeiten und Produktivität”  
P.T. Magazin(Germany), 22 November 2011: “Gesund, stressfrei und produktiv dank einer Neuordnung der Arbeitswelt, November 2011: “Freedom key to workplace of the future” (Susanne Gargiulo)
Wirtschafts Woche, November 2011: “Work from a hammock” – in German (Kerstin Dämon)
Miami HeraldVancouver Sun, November 2011: “Big changes coming to the future workplace” (Cindy Krischer Goodman)
The Glass Hammer, “Movers and Shakers”, November 2011: “Future Work was released in the UK in October and in the US on the 8th of November, and discusses the urgency with which corporations need to address a changing workforce as the global marketplace becomes more complex.”
Financial Times, November 2011: “Our industrial revolution work practices are coming under scrutiny: Future Work, a new book by Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson calls for flexible working…”
Professional Manager, November 2011: “Why the way we work has to change – Authors of Future Work, Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson discuss with CMI’s Adrian Gaskell How businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work”
Recruiter, November 2011: “According to a new book by senior visiting fellow at Cass Business School, Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson, Future Work: How Businesses Can Adapt and Thrive In The New World Of Work, employees are more productive if they have greater autonomy over where, when and how they work.”, November 2011: “Future Work: Are you and your organization ready for change?” (Interview about the book by Bonnie Marcus)
Jobsite/Insider, November 2011: “Future-proofing your organization” – article about Peter Thomson’s book presentation at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Conference
CMI management news, October 2011: “Working practices set to undergo an ‘imminent revolution’”
HR Bullets, October 2011: “Revolution in work within next decade?”
Management Today, October 2011: “This book provides challenging and persuasive examples of the need to change and is recommended as a wake-up call to the corporate world.”
People Management, October 2011: “Academics predict ‘work revolution’ in next decade”
Financial Times, Recruitment, October 2011: “Future Work is a damning indictment of just how wasteful it is to conduct 21st business using 19th century command and control structures. It points out the comical and meaningless results of such ancient attitudes towards work – presenteeism, demotivation, inefficiency, and the rest.” (Peter Whitehead)
Independent, October 2011: “The world of work is changing rapidly in the digital age… Legislation must keep up with these radical changes – but not by reverting to the old “them and us” confrontation between employers and employees…” (Op-Ed by Alison Maitland, “Treat people well and they won’t ‘slack’”)
Personnel Today, October 2011: “Future vision of work patterns revealed”
WM Magazine: September 2011: “Maitland argues persuasively in her new book, Future Work: How Businesses Can Adapt and Thrive in the New World of Work, co-authored with Peter Thomson, that the traditional 9 to 5 will be the exception in the future because the business case for flexibility will become overwhelming.”

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