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Peter Day examines trends and developments in industry and the world of work.

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Thursday 23 September 2004



In this week's programme...

What's In A Name?

Thirty years ago the person at the top of a company was called the Managing Director. Nowadays the boss is a Chief Executive Officer and Managing Directors are a long way down the organisation.

It's all a result of a curious phenomenon called job title inflation.

Job titles used to be boring descriptions of your function in an organisation, but in increasingly informal or flat organisations they're one of the few ways of showing you're different to everyone else.

So more and more of us are trying to get a better job title.

This week's In Business talks about the enormous number of people with the word manager in their title. Are they managing anything more than their careers?

Guests

Mark Thompson
Head of Reward, Hay Group

Mike Emmott
Advisor on Employee Relations, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

Professor Peter Elias
University of Warwick.

Adam Balon
Chief Squeezer, Innocent

Geoff Baker
Retail Therapist, Innocent

Professor Veronica Hope-Hailey
University of Bath School of Management

Judy Hargadon
Director, New Ways of Working, NHS Modernisation Agency

Thomas Murphy
General Counsel, AA



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