Elena Shalneva

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Elena Shalneva is a communications consultant and non-executive director.

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The other day, I came across a study by two British sociologists, which found that open-plan offices are apparently “sexist”. [...]

24 May
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Corporate communications is an unfortunate phenomenon: a semi-literate cross of preening and banality, a superficial annex feeding [...]

15 May
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I just finished 12 Rules for Life, a book by Jordan Peterson, the Canadian psychologist dubbed “the most important public [...]

10 April
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On 1 April, I published a column on the City A.M. website. Check it out: it’s a spoof of a press release. You may think it’s [...]

3 April
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1 April
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Employee engagement is taking itself very seriously these days. It has its theorists and practitioners, its own Wikipedia page, [...]

20 February
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Remember that tweet from the President of the United States? The one where he says he is a “very stable genius” and “like, [...]

17 January
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Until now, the #MeToo movement has bothered me more than it inspired me. [...]

20 December
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Jamie sends an email: “Afternoon Elena, wondering if my offer to chat with [a well-known tech company] tickled your fancy?” [...]

22 November
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A few weeks ago, Tinder announced a new chat feature. [...]

17 October
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This article is the product of profound irritation. The kind that nags at the periphery on most days, but transforms into full-blown [...]

27 September
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I have a crush on Donald. No, not that Donald – not the illiterate, illiberal charlatan with a knack for whiny 5am tweets. [...]

5 September
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Q: ­­Was Google right to fire the employee who wrote a memo against diversity initiatives at the company? [...]

9 August
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Does it drive you mad when people don’t answer your questions directly? [...]

21 July
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I received a press release the other day, which claims that half of the office workers in London are unproductive for up to an [...]

6 July
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