6 episodes

Work is undergoing a transformation. We're rethinking our careers and questioning when, where, and how we work. In Quartz's latest podcast we'll talk to companies and employees charting new ways forward in the workplace, setting new standards that make work better for everyone.
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Work Reconsidered Quartz

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Work is undergoing a transformation. We're rethinking our careers and questioning when, where, and how we work. In Quartz's latest podcast we'll talk to companies and employees charting new ways forward in the workplace, setting new standards that make work better for everyone.
Cover art by Jo Minor

    Ambition

    Ambition

    We all want to achieve great things. But in the wake of the pandemic, some of us have stopped to reconsider: What's the cost of all this collective desperation to succeed? From treating burnout to resisting oppressive systems, how can we get the things we want in life without sacrificing too much time, energy, and psychological well-being?

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    • 28 min
    The four day work week

    The four day work week

    A growing number of companies and countries are experimenting with reducing the number of working days per week from five to four. For many organizations and their employees, there can be clear benefits. But reducing the work week doesn’t affect everyone equally, and that means not everyone wins.

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    • 26 min
    Pay transparency

    Pay transparency

    How would you feel if anyone who wanted could look up your salary on a public website? That's the case for the employees of some companies we spoke to for this episode on pay transparency. Making salaries totally transparent is one potential way to erase the persistent unfairness around pay gaps, like those around gender and race; Some countries are legislating, attempting to make it impossible to pay people unfairly. But can knowing too much about our colleagues' pay actually be damaging to our ultimate happiness?

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    • 26 min
    Feedback

    Feedback

    Giving good, useful feedback is deceptively difficult. Managers aren’t trained to give it, and performance reviews are woefully inadequate, which often leaves employees stuck with feedback that is biased, incomplete, or even threatening. From embracing radical transparency to training managers in the metaverse, here’s how some companies are rethinking feedback by keeping in mind why employees need it in the first place.

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    • 26 min
    Office design

    Office design

    After sitting empty for two years, offices are finally getting foot traffic again, which means they’re getting renovations to match. As architects redesign the office for the ways we now use them—for both in-person and hybrid meetings—they’re tossing out the old templates and finally being given room and resources to explore the fundamental question: What makes for a happy and productive work environment?

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    Transcript

    • 26 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    We’re in the middle of a work revolution. The pandemic upended our work lives overnight, but we’re still seeing the true impact of that shift. Work reconsidered is Quartz’s newest podcast all about what’s changing about work from the people who are seeing it first hand. Subscribe now so you don’t miss an episode.
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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

workfromnowhere ,

Informative, refreshing and really interesting

This is not another boring podcast about work but rather a really interesting examination of where work has been and where it’s coming.

Vhanudux ,

An interesting take on the workplace

I find it a useful reframe of my relationship with work.

joed987 ,

Unique Content

This podcast is a nice surprise. I thought it might just be a rehash of some of the topics covered by some of the other podcasts I subscribe to but they have found some unique perspectives and interviewees to make it stand out. Subscribed for sure. Nicely done.

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