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 • 7.7K 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.

    Burnout Is Everyone's Problem

    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.

    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!

    • 41 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
    The Science of the Deal

    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.

    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!

    • 37 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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.7K Ratings

7.7K Ratings

BT1716 ,

Why are surveys tied to income?

Hi Adam and Worklife team!

I wasn’t really sure where else to ask this question. So, I apologize if this is a bad place to do so. 1) Thank you for making this podcast. I love it! 2) I want to ask for insight: why are bonuses and pay now tied to surveys? I hate filling out surveys and they’re everywhere! It used to be you could complete a survey and get a coupon for a free cheeseburger. I might fill one out very occasionally. Now, there are customer service people (like the guy who just sold me my last car or the guy who fixed my windshield) who tell me if I don’t give them a good rating they get financially penalized. How is that making me feel like I can be honest if they sucked? My own bonus (which is about 25% of my potential income) is penalized if my patients don’t give us 10/10...even 9/10 will dock me! How did we get here? Is there a better way? When will the madness stop?

bartrine ,

I want to be Adam Grant when I grow up!

Adam helps his listeners uncover the framework we each must understand in order to get the most out of our work life. So inspiring!!

lame show lame dudes ,

Your voice is annoying

Honest question: Why do you speak like that?

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