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Susan Muldowney

Susan Muldowney is a Melbourne-based writer and editor and a former deputy editor of INTHEBLACK. When she's not working she spends her time plotting her next holiday.

InterGuard gives employees a productivity score based on what they are doing on their computer.

The role of health in predicting future economic movement


Now that we can work remotely, the whole purpose of an office might change.

How COVID-19 will impact future trends in office design


Stephannie Jonovska FCPA (left) and Dionne Jones CPA. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

Upskilling to transform the finance function at Bluescope


Professor Veena Sahajwalla has a strategy for tipping recyclable material straight back into the economy. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

How inventor Veena Sahajwalla is revolutionising recycling science


Globally, most businesses have taken a major hit financially due to various governments’ responses to COVID-19, and many will not survive the COVID-19 lockdown phase.

Are higher taxes the best way to shore up the economy?


Amid the hardship of the past six months, glimmers of optimism have emerged, and the next version of normal is slowly taking shape.

7 predictions for the new normal post-pandemic


As people turned to digital payment to fight the spread of COVID-19, the march toward cashless societies suddenly picked up pace.

Cashless payments spike in fight against COVID-19


Too many organisations are not taking the time to make sure their employees are developing soft skills, and too few organisations reward soft skills.

Can you learn soft skills?


The experience from similar schemes interstate has shown no evidence of significant adverse impacts to employers or employees in the  covered industries or to the economy generally.

Taking it with you: should long service leave be portable?


Buildings are one of the biggest energy consumers, so if you don’t need to heat and cool your office as much, there are huge benefits for the planet – and for your budget.

Game of Thermostat: The battle to find the optimal office temperature