WorkLife with Adam Grant
WorkLife with Adam Grant
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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.
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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?
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BT1716
Your voice is annoying
Honest question: Why do you speak like that?
lame show lame dudes
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!!
bartrine
Outstanding!!
This podcast offers helpful information to improve all of our lives
P4 Gavin
Must listen!
Everyone needs to listen to this! The world would be a much better place.
Mrshappypasture
Thank you Adam Grant
For sharing your passion with the world. You humanize workers and entertain us at the same :)
Flo311
Best Workplace Tips & Tricks
This podcast is truly insightful. I remember when I would drive to my job in the morning and listen to this podcast when it just came out. It was inspiring and helped me think of solutions for myself and how to develop within the workplace. This podcast has evolved so much and just made such an impact in our community and in the field of IO Psychology. I’m grateful to have someone like Adam Grant be the voice of our science today! Can’t wait to keep learning more about the interesting topics to come.
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Alex Abramian
I love them all !!!
I am waiting for the new episodes and looking forward to listen more. And thank you so much !!! Thank you so much for this amazing podcast I hope I can listen more great podcast in the future
ZHP19
Fantastic podcast!
These podcasts are so incredibly well done, positive and relevant.
Bob L Saratoga
Great podcast
I love this podcast. Smart and practical knowledge and advice backed by science on a variety of relevant topics. A quick listen.
Vyfyttxfufudfy
One of my favorites
This podcast is a fountain of good information. I eagerly look for new episodes.
SoCal Wolverine
Best and most useful content I’ve heard in a while
Just listened to the episode on authenticity. This was such a great combo of clarity and nuance. Brightly and appealingly offered, it was fun while offering super useful advice and illuminating points of view. I’m in love with this podcast.
hmerino13
Great
Excellent podcast for all of us who have had jobs and helps us to understand why people act the way they do.
Joenewsguy
Love it
Love the podcast. I’m eagerly waiting for more episodes to come out.
anna@nomoresleepless
Take the good advice
I’ve listened from the beginnings and I’m pleased each time to hear ideas explained so well to the point and in a manner that I myself have been provoked to act and make my own changes. Thank you for the good advice. Greetings from CA, USA.
Surf Safe
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..
Patrick Hackett
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!
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Estherslunchbox
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!
Joey 2050
Pertinent topics but long ads and ego!
Adam chooses great topics, brings relevant examples/guests but there are hints or overtones of ego that gets in the way of great conversations.
firefox2013
Pretty good
Informative and entertaining with the best ad integration I’ve ever heard. They’re like mini episodes. Adam occasionally shows an ego or won’t admit his guests have better ideas than him.
ed108649
Work Life
Best podcast out there by far. Insightful and fun. Changed how I view things. This is my favorite podcast!
Erd_6
Refreshing
One of the best podcasts I’ve heard for navigating work/life harmony.
outfield9
Interesting, but overly political at times
I was initially intrigued by this podcast and started with the very first season. I liked the concept, but by the end of the first season I noticed a transition into social justice warrioring and over politicized viewpoints on subjects. The other thing is the adds. I don’t care to hear about people who are “transitioning” to another gender. If I want to listen to stuff like that, I’ll go somewhere else, but I was here for the data driven reasoning. I’m disappointed in the virtue signaling.
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Devonshire916
*Meta-Procrastination* - put off something and listen to Adam's podcast on Procrastination 😎
I've studied a lot on procrastination over the years. I like Adam's approach and perspective on the topics he chooses because he debunks a lot of the typical assumptions and theories out there. The Procrastination episode is a good case in point. There's a lot that's been said about Procrastination but it never felt right to me so I figured there was something abnormal about me. The research and experts Adam presents match my experience. So either he's brilliant or Ive got agreement bias, or both. The one thing that I'll add that I've recently discovered is that some of my procrastination is because I don't have the right info yet. (not sure if it's just me, but I think maybe not.) This doesn't apply to all issues/specific areas of avoidance. Like why the everloving hell are the Christmas-turned-Easter gift boxes to my adult sons still not shipped yet? It's May. It ridiculous. But.....! Whenever I have a problem to address, and I don't address it, I avoid it....i tell myself it's because the answer or data hasn't presented itself to me yet. If I can go to a quiet place (bedroom or walk or massage table) and just sit, slow down and wait, often an answer occurs to me that fills the gap. Then I can move on. I think this is where the cliche 'I need to sleep on it.' comes from. Anyway....I recommend meta-procrastination. Put off something you need to do while listening to Adam's podcast on procrastination. 😎
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Catresss
One of my favorite shows!!
I just really enjoy this show. The production is great. The topics and presopective really speak to me and they have motivated change and growth in my personal and professional life. I'm always excited when new epsidoes are released.
MandiCakes0320
Helpful and insightful
Thank you for such a helpful and insightful podcast. I really appreciate when I find a thoughtful, practical and entertaining podcast. You have taught me a lot, much of which I have or am trying to implement. The suggestions are easy to use (at least for me) and are presented in such an entertaining way. Keep up the great work!
Cmr1783
All time favorite podcast!
I’ve listened to a lot of different podcast but this one I can listen to over and over. So much great information! This podcast makes the world a better place. Not just opinions but back by data and is the opinions of experts. I wish more leaders in companies would listen to it. I recommended it to anyone who will listen to me. I can’t get enough of it! I look forward the next episode every week! Thank you for doing this valuable work!
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a2z24
Great guests...Adam...stop interrupting!
Generally, I enjoy this podcast. Adam has interesting guests, many of whom have been guests on other podcasts I listen to. I listen to the guests, for the guests’ insights. One of my favorite is Esther Perel and I was very excited to see she was guest on a special episode. She is interesting, very well spoken and her insights into relationships are fascinating. Unfortunately, Adam repeatedly cut her off and interrupted her responses to his questions. It was incredibly annoying and disappointing. A good podcast host asks good questions, then allows the guest to answer. Come on Adam. You can do better.
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Rainystate
Please interview John Ioannidis of COVID-19
Thanks!!
Manny CR
Useful. Engaging. Sometimes annoying.
Adam and team do a masterful job choosing topics and guests. Useful insights. Even the ads are educational. Adam's "logic bully" personality (here I am borrowing from a former student's comment in one podcast) ... or perhaps it's hyper enthusiasm with a touch of narrow mindedness ... can be a bit annoying at times.
Introvert Intrapreneur
Why so argumentative
Relevant topics and great guests, but Adam why do you come off so combative? Let your guests speak and express their point of view. Not everyone has to think like you and your perspective is not always right.
tinydancercat
Great show
I love this show! Adam is a great host: interesting topics and guests.
Mare LR
Introspective
I absolutely love all the WorkLife episodes but especially the one with Esther Perel. This episode brought out an introspective look at who I am (the autonomy to the nth degree!) but also an understanding of others. I believe that I am pretty tolerant and respectful of others, but can be even better when I understand the cultures and behaviors of others that were discussed here. All of the WorkLife podcasts go into great depth and provide excellent examples. If you want to understand you, your coworkers, and social relationships, this is a great podcast presented with expertise and humility of the host, Adam Grant. And one of the most notable features of WorkLife are the ads. This is the only podcast on my list that I don’t press the fast forward 30 seconds button!
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JESChemEngr
Lauren
Adam is funny, brilliant, curious, and bold! I really enjoy the variety of topics and the focus of helping people broaden their understanding of how they can make the workplace better. I just want more episodes!!
youmsma
Good but
Do you have sinus problems ..it’s annoying
nbkoiww
Feeling fortunate
To be able to listen to Work Life by Adam Grant while taking a walk after a day of working remotely. Grateful that I can work from home, make small contributions to the economy and have opportunity to learn and develop. Thank you for introducing Cautionary Tales by Tim Hartford too!
Noriaki2013
Start with the Criticism episode!
I just finished the Criticism episode focusing on Bridgewater Financial Group. I was listening to it as part of a podcast group- it was assigned reading essentially, and the premise (criticism/negative feedback) made me tense and the focus (hedge fund managers) made me think it would be boring. Instead, it was extremely thought-provoking, well-told, and fun to listen to! The narrative was clear and the examples were specific and engaging. I look forward to learning more about work from this podcast!
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KindnessMattersIL
My favorite podcast
This is my favorite podcast of all time. Adam Grant is using this platform to expertly explain why things are the way they are at work. I find myself hanging on to every word. Brilliant!
Dr Ruth G
WorkLife podcast
I heard about Adam on the EntreLeadership podcast and I had to listen to his WorkLife. The first one I heard was about procrastination and I love it! He’s very interesting and poses questions to his guest that made me think, learn and grow. As an educator and Realtor, wife and mother, time is precious to me and this podcast really helped me. I can’t wait to listen to more! Thank you!
Reneesmyrealtor
Hands down BEST business podcast!
This is the most creative and interesting business podcast that I’ve heard. I look forward to each episode, as the topics are both relevant and personally helpful. Also, the commercials are some of the best advertising I’ve seen...almost every single time I forget that I’m listening to an ad during the commercial. Genius marketing.
emxen12
Working from home
Im sure this is forthcoming but it would be great to have a Work Life regarding the working from home life many of us are suddenly facing.
mini_horse
Fantastic Podcast
All of the content is top notch and it’s the only podcast that has ads I'm happy to listen to. Usually I skip them because they are all scripted bs across the board. I think the real difference is the focus on individual people’s experiences and the challenges they have faced. I’ve even looked into applying at a couple of the companies Adam promotes so clearly they’re effective ads.
HStrombonist
Enjoying Podcast
I have been putting in a series of reforms in the workplace for the last year and just came across this podcast, which is a nice supplement to my efforts. Also have enjoyed hearing you include many of the same authors I’ve read. Looking forward to listening to earlier shows.
BCO Bulldog
Thank you thank you!
Such good storytelling, great structure, teaches important things while entertaining.
Ohcrap the First
So glad you’re back!
Hurrah!!!!
Girl on Pleasant
The ads feel manipulative and lessen Grant’s credibility
I enjoy much of the substance of the episodes but the “I’ve personally chosen these sponsors” device feels like an overt marketing tool that degrades my confidence in Professor Grant as a narrator.
kelly from Lbc
Business Owners Pay Attention!
I am a psychologist, who used to consult for organizations, but now I own a couple of businesses! I used to be knee deep in research but now my time is spent with employees. Adam has the best evidence based, interesting, applicable podcast for owners or managers of any kind. I am so grateful for all the work he puts into them. As a former consultant I know how much work must go into each and very podcast he produces. They are thoughtful and jammed pack with actual hard data. I love them! Thank you Adam! You are a talented speaker who puts the work in. Thank you!!!
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Dr. Sanchez Lira
Relevant and relatable
Adam is incredibly talented at articulating ideas about improving work environment experiences. It’s my new favorite podcast.
BLA0423
Entertaining and Applicable
Very entertaining, and for the most part applicable.
Jonny Balboa Senior
LOVE THIS PODCAST !!
SO INSPIRATIONAL & WELL DONE :)
Matt H. Watts
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