Works for Me

By Bloomberg

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.


Category: Society & Culture

Open in iTunes


Open RSS feed


Open Website


Rate for this podcast


Description

Hosts Francesca Levy and Rebecca Greenfield navigate the productivity industry by way of their own experiences. In each episode, one of the two becomes a human guinea pig as she tries to solve a specific work-related problem. Using the advice of so-called productivity experts, the duo tackles obstacles like ineffective to-do lists, overflowing inboxes and unruly meetings. Self-improvement is, by some estimates, a $10 billion sector, but can any of the productivity hacks these experts preach actually improve Francesca and Rebecca's work lives? Follow along with their attempts, insights and missteps, and maybe find a solution that will work for you.

Episode Date
Are We More Productive?
1718
For the last eight weeks, Rebecca and Francesca have tested out workplace hacks to see if any of them do what they claim to do: Make people happier, more creative and more productive.<br><br>On the finale of Works for Me, the hosts talk about which methods worked, which ones didn’t and if the self-improvement industry is just a bunch of snake oil.<br><br>&nbsp;
Mar 01, 2019
Get Better At Email
1828
This week, Francesca takes on the bane of every corporate worker’s existence: email. Drowning in email and regularly missing important messages, she attempts to attain inbox zero through rigorous discipline.&nbsp;
Feb 22, 2019
Fight Less At Work
1785
Francesca and Becca try their first joint experiment: They set out to learn how to be a better team. To help them in their quest, they find a management coach who specializes in pairs. After undergoing the workplace equivalent of couples therapy, the two attempt to use their newfound self-awareness to solve a podcast production conflict.
Feb 15, 2019
A Message from The Pay Check
83
The Pay Check is collecting stories for our upcoming season, and we want to hear from you! Did having a kid change your career trajectory or the way you work? If you have anything you want to share, call and leave us a voicemail at (212) 617-0166. Stay tuned for more very soon!
Feb 11, 2019
Find a Mentor
2027
Ah the elusive mentor. We’re all supposed to have one to succeed in our careers, but how do you actually get one? This week, Becca goes on a journey to find a career guide.&nbsp;
Feb 08, 2019
Make Meetings Better
1877
Meetings are easy to hate: they clutter our calendars, eat up our time, and often accomplish very little besides getting more meetings scheduled. Francesca consults with a raft of meeting experts in an attempt to reform one of her more aimless meetings: a weekly team check-in.&nbsp;
Feb 01, 2019
Train Your Brain to Focus
1788
Like many people, Becca has trouble concentrating on one task at a time, with emails, chats, and social media distracting her from her work. But, she's determined to get focused. For a week, she commits to a regimented focus routine recommended by concentration aficionado Cal Newport to see if she can train her brain to stay on track.&nbsp;
Jan 25, 2019
Become a Morning Person
1869
Francesca tries to fix the most important part of the day: Her mornings. To get more out of the precious hours before work, she tests out a scientifically proven method called R.I.S.E.U.P. But, will her rigorous new morning routine be the key to a better day?
Jan 18, 2019
Make A Bullet Journal
1754
The bullet journal—the all-in-one calendar, to-do list, and diary—has become the DIY life organizer de rigueur. But trying to get into the bullet journal fad can be intimidating. This week, Rebecca Greenfield spends more than two months trying it out. It’s the first episode of our new podcast, Works for Me, where Rebecca and fellow host Francesca Levy try to figure out what productivity hacks will help them become their most work efficient selves.
Jan 11, 2019
Introducing Works for Me
206
It's a new year, and that means it's time to reshape our work and home lives--with a podcast! On Works for Me, hosts Francesca Levy and Rebecca Greenfield navigate the productivity industry by way of their own experiences. In each episode, one of the two becomes a human guinea pig as she tries to solve a specific work-related problem. Using the advice of so-called productivity experts, the duo tackles obstacles like ineffective to-do lists, overflowing inboxes and unruly meetings. Works for Me premieres January 11, but you can subscribe right now, wherever you find podcasts.&nbsp;
Jan 04, 2019