How come every office environment seems to run in the same routine patterns? Is there any innovation out there designed to make our work lives more rewarding and enjoyable? There certainly is! I have been listening to a very entertaining podcast that explores the horizons made possible when people re-imagine the office. It is presented by Professor Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals and Give & Take. The podcast is called WorkLife and it mission is as follows:
“You spend a quarter of your life at work, so shouldn’t you enjoy it? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside some of the world’s most unusual workplaces to discover the keys to better work. Whether you’re learning how to love criticism or trust a co-worker you can’t stand, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.”
In brisk episodes of about 30 minutes in length, Grant’s podcast made for easy and inviting listening. In particular I enjoyed the episode exploring how introverts and extroverts can function successfully in the workplace, which featured an interview with Susan Cain, author of Quiet. Visit the TED website to learn more about the series and download episodes.