32 episodes

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.

WorkLife with Adam Grant TED Talks

    • Management
    • 4.8, 7.4K Ratings

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.

    How Science Can Fix Remote Work

    How Science Can Fix Remote Work

    Remote work was a trend that some companies and gig workers were trying out, even as others resisted. Then the pandemic made it an overnight reality for many of us. This feels like uncharted territory, but there’s already plenty of knowledge on how to do it well. Learn from someone who has done more remote work than almost anyone on the planet—and find out what science says about how to keep your teams cohesive, fight screenout, and build resilience by mentally traveling in time.

    • 44 min
    Career Decline Isn't Inevitable

    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.

    WorkLife listeners—we're running a survey and we'd love to hear what you think of the show. Please give us some feedback at surveynerds.com/worklife. It only takes a few minutes, and it really helps us improve the podcast. Thanks!

    • 34 min
    Bonus: The Fall of WeWork's Culture

    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.

    We're running a survey and we'd love to hear what you think of the show. Please give us some feedback at surveynerds.com/worklife. It only takes a few minutes, and it really helps us improve the podcast. Thanks!

    • 47 min
    Reinventing the Job Interview

    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.

    We're running a survey and we'd love to hear what you think of the show. Please give us some feedback at surveynerds.com/worklife. It only takes a few minutes, and it really helps us improve the podcast. Thanks!

    • 38 min
    We Don’t Have to Fight Loneliness Alone

    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.

    WorkLife listeners—we're running a survey and we'd love to hear what you think of the show. Please give us some feedback at surveynerds.com/worklife. It only takes a few minutes, and it really helps us improve the podcast. Thanks!

    • 38 min
    Authenticity Is a Double-Edged Sword

    Authenticity Is a Double-Edged Sword

    "Just be yourself." That's popular work advice these days, with more and more companies encouraging people to “be authentic” and bring their whole selves to work. But when we get real at the wrong time or in the wrong way, it can backfire. What does effective authenticity look like, and how can we learn to strike the right balance?

    WorkLife listeners—we're running a survey and we'd love to hear what you think of the show. Please give us some feedback at surveynerds.com/worklife. It only takes a few minutes, and it really helps us improve the podcast. Thanks!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.4K Ratings

7.4K Ratings

Patrick Hackett ,

Adam Grant = Good

Adam Grant seems like a genuine guy, making it easy to listen to his podcasts (or read his books). I guess it doesn’t hurt that the content is informative and useful to reflect on too..

Estherslunchbox ,

Engaging Topics and Practical Advice!

I listen to a lot of podcasts, but none have been as helpful as Work Life. The storytelling is fantastic, the topics are engaging and the advice is practical. I do a lot of thinking on my own, a lot of reflecting on my actions and the actions of others, and reading on how I can change my perspective or take steps to make my life better and the experience of those around me more positive—this podcast helps me do just that. I am so grateful for this wholesome content! Thank you, Work Life!

Joey 2050 ,

WorkLife in the Pandemic!

This was an amazingly compelling podcast! Astronaut Scott Kelly’s approach to the world we are living in was wonderful. I am about to share this with many people! Thank you!

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