Worklife With Adam Grant

Sinopse

We spend a quarter of our lives at work, but too little time thinking about how to make it better. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside unconventional workplaces to explore the ideas we can all use to make work more meaningful and creative. Your work life or at least your commute to work is about to get way more interesting.

Episódios

  • How Science Can Fix Remote Work

    How Science Can Fix Remote Work

    12/05/2020 Duração: 44min

    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.

  • Career Decline Isnt Inevitable

    Career Decline Isn't Inevitable

    05/05/2020 Duração: 34min

    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!

  • Bonus: The Fall of WeWorks Culture

    Bonus: The Fall of WeWork's Culture

    30/04/2020 Duração: 47min

    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!

  • Reinventing the Job Interview

    Reinventing the Job Interview

    21/04/2020 Duração: 38min

    "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!

  • We Don’t Have to Fight Loneliness Alone

    We Don’t Have to Fight Loneliness Alone

    14/04/2020 Duração: 38min

    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.

  • Authenticity Is a Double-Edged Sword

    Authenticity Is a Double-Edged Sword

    07/04/2020 Duração: 38min

    "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?

  • Bonus: Relationships at Work with Esther Perel

    Bonus: Relationships at Work with Esther Perel

    30/03/2020 Duração: 01h09min

    Work relationships are complicated. Who holds the power and why? What are effective ways to solve conflict? And how do you know when it’s time to walk away? Adam gets personal with therapist Esther Perel to explore the dynamics of trust, power, and people pleasing.

  • The Science of the Deal

    The Science of the Deal

    24/03/2020 Duração: 37min

    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.

  • Burnout Is Everyones Problem

    Burnout Is Everyone's Problem

    17/03/2020 Duração: 41min

    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.

  • The Real Reason You Procrastinate

    The Real Reason You Procrastinate

    10/03/2020 Duração: 36min

    You procrastinate because you're lazy, right? Wrong. The truth is more complex—and far more interesting. Learn how to stop putting off important tasks ... with a little help from master procrastinator Margaret Atwood.

  • Bonus: Wild Work Advice with Cheryl Strayed

    Bonus: Wild Work Advice with Cheryl Strayed

    12/02/2020 Duração: 32min

    We’re constantly seeking advice about our work lives. Which job offer to take. When to quit. Whether to blow the whistle on a bad boss. But so much of the advice we get—and give—turns out to be bad. For some sage advice, Adam sought out master advice-giver Cheryl Strayed, the author of Wild.

  •  Bonus: Fadbusting with Freakonomics

    Bonus: Fadbusting with Freakonomics

    20/05/2019 Duração: 28min

    Open office plans. Learning styles. 10,000 hours of practice. Freakonomics host Stephen Dubner joins Adam for a live conversation to reveal why some popular workplace fads might be bogus—and what to do instead. This episode is made possible with the support of Accenture, Bonobos, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • When Strength Becomes Weakness

    When Strength Becomes Weakness

    23/04/2019 Duração: 36min

    Excellence comes from doing what you do best—but you need to make sure you’re doing it at the right times. This episode is made possible with the support of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Accenture, Bonobos, and Hilton.

  • Bouncing Back from Rejection

    Bouncing Back from Rejection

    16/04/2019 Duração: 44min

    Learn how to face rejection—and even come out stronger because of it. This episode is made possible with the support of Hilton, Accenture, Bonobos, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • How to Remember Anything

    How to Remember Anything

    09/04/2019 Duração: 33min

    Memory is a skill you can learn -- and a powerful strategy every workplace can harness. This episode is made possible with the support of Accenture, Bonobos, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • The Office Without A**holes

    The Office Without A**holes

    02/04/2019 Duração: 41min

    How do you deal with jerks at work? And is it possible to eliminate them altogether? This episode is made possible with the support of Bonobos, Accenture, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • The Perils of Following Your Career Passion

    The Perils of Following Your Career Passion

    26/03/2019 Duração: 34min

    “Do what you love” is often terrible advice. Instead of taking the job that will make you happiest, look for the one where you’ll learn the most. This episode is made possible with the support of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Accenture, Bonobos, and Hilton.

  • Networking For People Who Hate Networking

    Networking For People Who Hate Networking

    19/03/2019 Duração: 36min

    Ditch your business cards. There are more effective, less awkward strategies for building your connections. This episode is made possible with the support of Bonobos, Accenture, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • Become Friends with Your Rivals

    Become Friends with Your Rivals

    12/03/2019 Duração: 39min

    What we can learn about friendly competition from Olympic skiers, elite marathoners, and...food truck vendors. This episode is made possible with the support of Accenture, Bonobos, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • The Creative Power of Misfits

    The Creative Power of Misfits

    05/03/2019 Duração: 40min

    Harness the power of frustrated people to shake up the status quo — just like Pixar did. This episode is made possible with the support of Bonobos, Accenture, Hilton, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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