You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.
Burnout Is Everyone's Problem
Burnout seems to be everywhere. But it’s not inevitable. Come inside some high-pressure workplaces that have figured out how to fight exhaustion by redesigning jobs—and changing cultures.
We Don’t Have to Fight Loneliness Alone
Many workplaces have become increasingly lonely, even before the coronavirus pandemic made more of us literally remote. It’s not just an unpleasant feeling—loneliness can hurt our health and our job performance. Find out why it's time for happy hours to finally die—and how it might take less than a minute to start building real connections.
The Science of the Deal
Most of us negotiate in one of two ways: either you roll right over the other party, or you just roll over. But great negotiators refuse to believe that we have to choose between results and relationships. Sharpen your negotiation skills for both business and life with evidence and insights from a trio of negotiators who transformed their styles—and one who pulled off one of the most consequential agreements in human history.
To find transcripts for WorkLife, head to TED.com/series/worklifewithadam_grant
Career Decline Isn't Inevitable
As we age, we often feel like the clock starts ticking on our careers. But there are ways to sustain—and even gain—excellence over time. Meet a musician whose career ended too soon, and an entrepreneur and a social media star who defied the stereotypes on professional decline. They illuminate steps that fuel great second and third acts.
Bonus: The Fall of WeWork's Culture
Exclusive: In his first public interview since WeWork’s collapse, former Chief Growth Officer David Fano opens up about the company’s leadership and culture. We go deep on the rewards and risks of charismatic leadership and bold visions, the differences between strong cultures and cults, and how a meteoric rise can come crashing down.
Reinventing the Job Interview
"We’ve all answered our share of cringeworthy interview questions—and watched managers pick the wrong person while rejecting the right one. Is it time to delegate hiring decisions to algorithms? Find out what the experts recommend, and meet a pair of leaders who have reimagined the interview process by ignoring credentials and refusing to look at resumes.
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Really great podcast, professionally made. The best thing is actually that those people you admire also have issues at work, so it gives you the feeling that you’re not the only one to feel challenged at times.
Best regards Joan, Denmark
Clever, helpful and funny
Helps you to reflect on so many levels of your work life and personal issues. I may hear it once more just to remember the lessons better. Have already told my boss that she should hear it.
Worklife is about learning.
Worklife is a very inspirational podcast and one that brings in topics that are difficult to talk about and even more difficult to implement in ones organization. But it gives you a vision and a plan for learning.