Management Today

Australia's leading magazine for managers

Scene from Below: In praise of the 6-hour working day

4th Aug 2014
Jane Caro

In the context of an ageing population and governments warning us that retiring at 65 is a thing of the past, it makes sense that if we have to work for more years, we might prefer to work fewer hours, writes Jane Caro.

Alliance gives members a skills boost

26th Aug 2014

The Australian Institute of Management has expanded its membership base after the signing of a strategic alliance agreement with the Association of School Business Administrators, writes Amy Birchall.

End looms for low interest rate era

25th Aug 2014
Hans Kunnen

The past 12 months have seen the lowest Australian interest rates in about 50 years. Who would have imagined a cash rate at 2.5 per cent and 10-year government bond yields below 4.0 per cent? Is this the new normal? Is it different this time? Are we ‘channelling’ the Japanese experience of the past two decades? asks Hans Kunnen.

Trendsetter clicks with fans

21st Aug 2014
Jane Lu

Entrepreneur Jane Lu saw a gap in the market and harnessed social media to successfully create her own online fashion empire. By Emma Williams.

Cashed in on World Cup fever

20th Aug 2014
World Cup

We’ve just had a fantastic FIFA World Cup, the world’s most-watched sporting event. But for breaks in 1942 and 1946, it has been held every four years since its inception in 1930. This time it was controversial because of protests against its hosting (and the 2016 Olympics in Rio) by local Brazilians, and suggestions of corruption in Qatar’s 2022 bid, writes Tim Harcourt in Airport Economist.

Ask Baden: Managing Cyberslackers

27th Aug 2014

Baden Eunson offers answers and insights to your management woes

Q. Our new IT manager wants to introduce software to track keystrokes and block social media sites, share trading, online shopping and personal emails. The board was impressed by her presentation on ‘cyber-slacking’. I’m aware net surfing can bring in nasties, and it’s good to have policies and software in place to prevent that, but this sounds like Big Brother to me. Opinion?

Ask Baden: Learning how to Listen

19th Aug 2014

Baden Eunson offers answers and insights to your management woes.

Q. My boss has notified me that I have been assigned to do some training in listening skills. Should I take this as an insult, or good advice?

Deal or no deal

14th Aug 2014

Retail king Gerry Harvey claims top communications skills, impeccable timing and knowing what customers want are the key talents of successful salespeople. By Anthony Black

Ansett’s aviation passion takes wing

15th Aug 2014

Driving a second-hand Studebaker full of goods and passengers around Victorian rural towns began aviation pioneer Sir Reginald Myles Ansett’s transport career. By Henry Bowring.