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You spend more time at your job than just about anywhere else. Game Plan, a weekly show hosted by Bloomberg reporter Rebecca Greenfield and editor Francesca Levy, takes a close look at the way we live our lives at work. Greenfield and Levy dive into ...Show More
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Introducing "What Goes Up," A New Show From Bloomberg

02:28 | Apr 17th

On this new show from Bloomberg, hosts Mike Regan and Sarah Ponczek speak with expert guests each week about the main themes influencing global markets. They explore everything from stocks to bonds to currencies and commodities, and how each asset cl...Show More
Are We More Productive?

27:38 | Mar 4th

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.On the finale of Works for Me, the hosts talk about which methods w...Show More
Get Better At Email

29:28 | Feb 25th

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. 
Fight Less At Work

28:45 | Feb 18th

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...Show More
Find a Mentor

32:47 | Feb 11th

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. 
Make Meetings Better

30:17 | Feb 4th

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 meetin...Show More
Train Your Brain to Focus

29:48 | Jan 28th

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 co...Show More
Become a Morning Person

31:09 | Jan 22nd

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 be...Show More
We're Back (With a New Show!)

29:00 | Jan 14th

Francesca and Rebecca are back with their new podcast "Works For Me." In each episode, one of the two becomes a human guinea pig as she tries to solve a specific work-related problem. We've dropped the first episode here for you to enjoy! If you like...Show More
Introducing "Works For Me," A New Podcast From Bloomberg

03:26 | Jan 9th

On this new show from Bloomberg, 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 ...Show More
Travel Genius, a New Show From Bloomberg

02:35 | Nov 8th, 2018

What’s the most sure-fire way to get a flight upgrade? How can you find the best, secret local restaurants by asking just one question? What's the first thing you should do when you get into a hotel room? On Bloomberg's new podcast Travel Genius, we'...Show More
Prognosis, a New Show From Bloomberg

02:16 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Where does a medical cure come from? 100 years ago, it wasn't uncommon for scientists to test medicines by taking a dose themselves. As medical technologies get cheaper and more accessible, patients and DIY tinkerers are trying something similar—and ...Show More
BONUS: The Pay Check, Episode 6

29:42 | Jun 13th, 2018

So far, the pay gap has proved pretty impossible to solve. But most of us aren’t just going to sit here and accept that we’ll be paid less than men for our entire careers. In the last episode of The Pay Check, host Rebecca Greenfield talks to Gaby Du...Show More
BONUS: The Pay Check, Episode 5

25:23 | Jun 8th, 2018

The pay gap goes way deeper than just men's and women's salaries—that's why just paying women more doesn't solve the problem. In this episode, Claire Suddath talks to Inc., the San Francisco software company that began doing pay equity...Show More
BONUS: The Pay Check, Episode 4

28:10 | May 30th, 2018

Can companies be shamed into closing the pay gap? A new law in the U.K. requires companies with more than 250 employees to publicly disclose their gender pay gaps. More than 10,000 companies reported by the April deadline, revealing differences in me...Show More
BONUS: The Pay Check, Episode 3

24:05 | May 23rd, 2018

Skeptics say the gender pay gap is explained by choices women make about family and career. Rebecca Greenfield unpacks those arguments with the help of professors from Harvard and Georgetown. Then, Jordyn Holman goes inside a contract negotiation bet...Show More
BONUS: The Pay Check, Episode 2

27:11 | May 16th, 2018

There was a brief moment 150 years ago when it looked like women might get equal pay for equal work. But they didn’t—and that set the standard for decades to come. On this episode of the Pay Check, Rebecca Greenfield revisits a Civil War-era sex scan...Show More
BONUS: Listen to The Pay Check

24:41 | May 9th, 2018

In the first episode of The Pay Check, we go deep on pay discrimination. Host Rebecca Greenfield tells us about an equal pay fight in her own family. We take you inside a gender discrimination case against Goldman Sachs that’s been unfolding for over...Show More
Our Pettiest Office Complaints, Compiled

21:23 | Dec 6th, 2017

In our last episode of Game Plan before a hiatus, we cleared our backlog of Half-Baked Takes; the weekly segment in which we give voice to some of our most passionate ideas before thinking them all the way through. Come for the take-down of guessing ...Show More
How to Get Dressed for Work

34:04 | Nov 29th, 2017

We'd like to think that what we wear to work doesn't matter, but tons of research has found that it does. Yes, people judge you based on your outfit choices. The right work wear can also make us feel good and enhance our performance. One study found ...Show More
Is Your Personality Right For Your Job?

28:35 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Employers are increasingly putting prospective workers through personality tests. The idea is that certain characteristics lend themselves to certain types of work, and that a straightforward job interview can’t identify them. Rebecca and Francesca t...Show More
Anita Hill on Fighting Sexual Harassment

28:36 | Nov 15th, 2017

The initial allegations against Harvey Weinstein have opened the floodgates for what seems to be an unrelenting stream of sexual harassment claims against the powerful. But this isn’t the first time the country has had to reckon with inappropriate be...Show More
The People Who Say They Can Save Your Career

25:29 | Nov 8th, 2017

Career coaches claim to help navigate everything from nailing a tough interview to figuring out what you want to do with your life. Rebecca and Francesca sat down with prominent career coach Vicki Salemi to talk through their own career transitions a...Show More
How to Trick Yourself Into Retiring a Multimillionaire

32:27 | Nov 1st, 2017

Most of us are really bad at thinking about and planning for our retirement. Only a third of Americans contribute to employer-provided 401(k) accounts. And around half have no retirement savings at all. There are lots of forces working against us whe...Show More
The Harvey Weinstein in Your Industry

33:35 | Oct 25th, 2017

After dozens of women accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment over decades, some singled out the Hollywood power structure for criticism. But in recent years, harassment scandals, inequities and patterns of abuse and mistreatment ha...Show More
What It’s Like to Be Gay at Work Right Now

29:03 | Oct 18th, 2017

By some measures, at the end of last year LGBTQ workers in the U.S. had more protections than ever before. The Trump administration, however, has proven to be hostile to the LGBTQ community. All of these big picture policy changes trickle down into p...Show More
How to Survive a Conference

22:08 | Oct 11th, 2017

Work meetings at hotel bars, making small talk with total strangers, and waiting in line to use the restroom: It's that time-tested corporate ritual, the conference. This week, Rebecca and Francesca went to a conference to report on the $14 billion c...Show More
Why a Digital Detox Won't Solve All Your Problems

34:20 | Oct 4th, 2017

All the pings and buzzes of the office make it difficult to get anything done—let alone our best, most creative work. But the solution is not a digital detox. There are ways to overcome creativity blocks at work that don't involve an off-the-grid her...Show More
The End of the Job as We Know It

30:35 | Sep 27th, 2017

Francesca and Rebecca examine the increasingly tenuous relationship between workers and companies. Lots of people in the gig economy, contract workers, and even salaried employees enter a system that promises freedom from corporate America but doesn’...Show More
How to Work with Someone You Hate

33:47 | Sep 20th, 2017

One of the unfortunate realities of office life is having to work with people you don’t like. How do you deal with having to do your job alongside a bona-fide work jerk? Rebecca and Francesca talk to Robert Sutton, author of the No Asshole Rule and t...Show More
Hard Work Isn’t The Reason For Your Success

29:14 | Sep 13th, 2017

Silicon Valley types like to say the quality of your work is all that matters, and good ideas rise to the top, no matter whom they come from. But why do the people who rise to the top in a meritocracy tend to be the ones with all the advantages? Fran...Show More
Yes, Your Political Beliefs Can Get You Fired

33:03 | Sep 6th, 2017

We live in politically polarized times, and those tensions are seeping into the workplace in all sorts of ways. In liberal enclaves like Silicon Valley, conservatives feel isolated and judged at the office. People on the other end of the spectrum fee...Show More
You Don’t Really Need a Mentor

29:20 | Aug 30th, 2017

People just starting out in their careers get one piece of big advice: Find a mentor. And that’s true—research has found the many benefits of having a career guru. But finding the right person often feels stressful and forced. Instead of getting anxi...Show More
Can Boomers and Millennials Get Along?

27:37 | Aug 23rd, 2017

In 2015, Millennials became the biggest generation in the American workforce. Last year, they overtook Boomers as the biggest generation overall in the U.S. These changing demographics have led to some tension at work for people both old and young. R...Show More
There's an Easier Way to Change Careers

30:41 | Aug 16th, 2017

Maybe you're dying to change careers—or being forced to because your job is going to a robot—but it just seems impossible to start over in a new field. There might be a better way. Francesca and Rebecca look at the skills-based approach to job switch...Show More
What to Do About Your Office Crush

30:24 | Aug 9th, 2017

Workplaces can be the perfect breeding ground for crushes, but there are major downsides to getting romantic with colleagues. Francesca and guest host Jenny Kaplan talk to author and advice columnist Cheryl Strayed about the advice she gives lovelorn...Show More
Why Your Office is Always the Wrong Temperature

19:51 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Rebecca and Francesca head to an office that lets everyone control their own desk temperature using a phone app. We'll see if it's possible to resolve the annual office air conditioning wars, or whether someone's always doomed to be uncomfortable.
How to Cope With a Coworker Who Interrupts

34:04 | Jul 26th, 2017

Is there anything more annoying than coworkers who interrupt you? Research has shown that women get interrupted more than men. Author and Professor Chris Karpowitz talks to Francesca and Rebecca about how that affects the kinds of conversations and d...Show More
Yes, Your Commute Really Is Getting Worse

31:32 | Jul 19th, 2017

A big part of our work lives takes place not in the office, but instead stuck in traffic or on a crowded train en route to and from our jobs. The average American spends 25 minutes getting to work, up from 21.7 minutes in 1980—and people living in ma...Show More
Your Company Could Be Tricking You With Perks

29:37 | Jul 12th, 2017

Among a certain set of companies competing for talent, there’s been a perks arms race. Health benefits and vacation days aren’t enough to sweeten a good salary anymore. Companies now offer to pay off student debt, subsidize egg-freezing services and ...Show More
Let's Hear It For Petty Office Gripes

22:22 | Jul 5th, 2017

Each week on Game Plan, Francesca and Rebecca share their half-baked takes, a segment where they talk about their not super well thought out ideas and opinions on work and work related activities.  In the spirit of the summer slack off, this week Fra...Show More
Are You Sure You're Working Enough?

34:48 | Jun 28th, 2017

Venture capitalist Keith Rabois set off a Silicon Valley firestorm earlier this month about what it takes to succeed. When another tech investor wrote on Twitter that working on the weekends and burning out isn’t cool—and doesn’t work—Rabois fired ba...Show More
Here's How to Actually Live and Work Abroad

28:05 | Jun 20th, 2017

So, you want to move to Canada? Or New Zealand, or Australia or another English-speaking, culturally adjacent country to the U.S. that doesn’t have our current president. After every election, Americans threaten to get out of dodge—and 2016 was no di...Show More
Is Working From Home Too Good to Be True?

24:23 | Jun 13th, 2017

Letting employees occasionally work from home makes them happy, can save companies money and there's research to suggest it could help close the gender pay gap. But some companies, like IBM, say remote work encourages habits that hurt collaboration, ...Show More
It's Not Just You—Everyone Feels Like a Fraud at Work

31:25 | Jun 6th, 2017

Fake it 'til you make it! That's the career advice many of us get upon first entering the workforce. Since you're a newbie, and won't understand lots of parts of your job, just pretend — and one day, all of a sudden, you'll be a bona fide expert. It'...Show More
The Expert's Guide to Not Freaking Out About Student Debt

34:16 | May 30th, 2017

Student debt doesn't only affect students and recent grads. It’s a burden that can follow people through their working life and influence every financial and career decision they make. It’s easy to feel panicked by doom-and-gloom news, so to separate...Show More
How to Talk About Trump (And Other Tough Topics) at Work

29:19 | May 23rd, 2017

Workers used to leave their opinions and feelings at home. No talking at work about politics, religion or other personal stuff was the rule. Not anymore! Companies ask us to bring our whole selves to the office. But for those of us averse to sharing ...Show More
The Art of Listening to Music at Work

22:28 | May 17th, 2017

Francesca and Rebecca talk about when listening to music out loud, and with your co-workers—becomes a job requirement. They report from various scenes of communal workplace listening, including retail chains, where employees have to listen to whateve...Show More
Real Talk About Disabilities and Work

28:01 | May 9th, 2017

We're used to seeing accessible bathrooms and wheelchair ramps at the office, thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act. But in many ways, employers still don't go far enough to accommodate people with disabilities. The unemployment rate is two t...Show More
The Working Family Has Changed. Why Hasn't the Workplace?

30:39 | May 2nd, 2017

Families in America used to look pretty similar. Moms in the 1970s were far more likely to stay home with the kids, while dads went to the office and paid the bills. That paradigm has shifted dramatically. Now, more households have two working parent...Show More
The First Day of the Rest of Your Job

23:23 | Apr 25th, 2017

First days at a new job fall on a continuum. There are the days-long orientation with each minute planned out with activities, powerpoints, and trainings. And then, sometimes you get to work on day one and the manager has no idea what to do. He gives...Show More
Here's Why Your Company Is Still So White

36:07 | Apr 18th, 2017

If throwing money at problems solved them, much of corporate America would look like a rainbow coalition by now. Companies have poured millions into diversity initiatives with the aim of recruiting and retaining more women, minorities and people from...Show More
Here's What Office Workers Need to Get Healthier

25:58 | Apr 11th, 2017

From smoking-cessation programs to step challenges, companies do all sorts of things to push employees toward getting healthy. Why? Sick workers are expensive. If companies can create healthier workforces, they save tons of money on health insurance ...Show More
Your Work Friends Are Faking It

29:43 | Apr 4th, 2017

Work friendships are a complicated dance. Research suggests we’re more inclined to undercut our colleagues than the people in our personal lives, and a big factor in what makes us feel close to work buddies is their sheer physical proximity. So are w...Show More
It's Fine to Obsess over March Madness at Work

29:17 | Mar 28th, 2017

For many office workers, March means hours spent surreptitiously watching college basketball games and obsessively checking in on brackets. Even if you're not a March Madness fan, we all have our own workday distractions. (The Olympics, anyone?) Even...Show More
Learning to Love (or at Least Live With) Email

30:57 | Mar 27th, 2017

Lots of us suffer from email overload, but few have taken such dramatic steps to address it as Dan Ariely. He’s a behavioral economist at Duke University who was so buried by emails he wrote software to help triage his messages, and uses a two-page a...Show More
You're Using Your Standing Desk Wrong

25:31 | Mar 14th, 2017

Everyone's heard the new mantra: Office life can be hazardous. Staring at a screen all day ruins your eyes. Poor air quality deprives your brains of energy. Worst of all, sitting is the new smoking. In an attempt be healthier and more productive in ...Show More
It's OK to Cry at Work — Sometimes

33:11 | Mar 7th, 2017

The conventional wisdom on crying at work is: Don't do it. Executive coaches advise clients to hold back tears in times of distress. But what about when there's no stopping the waterworks? It happens. Many of us have had emotionally overwhelming mome...Show More
How to Escape a Toxic Workplace (Correct)

27:53 | Feb 28th, 2017

When Susan Fowler, a former engineer at Uber, told Human resources she was being sexually harassed, the company did nothing about it, she said. When she discovered other women had reported being harassed by the same manager, HR still did nothing. Las...Show More
Everybody Burns Out Eventually. Here’s How You Can Fight It

31:21 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Do you suffer from exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficiency at work? Does the idea of getting up and going into the office fill you with dread? You might be suffering from burnout. While we tend to throw around the term, it's a specific psychological s...Show More
Does Your Job Have to Protect You from Trolls?

25:25 | Feb 14th, 2017

The phrase “workplace safety” conjures images of factory floors or corny training videos that warn office workers against spilling hot coffee. But as work has begun to bleed into our personal and online lives, what it means to stay safe on the job ha...Show More
How to Make Bureaucracy Work for You

29:31 | Feb 7th, 2017

In an ideal world, hard work and good ideas would be enough to succeed. In reality, getting things done at work requires playing the game, navigating office politics and persuading people to buy into your vision. This week on Game Plan, Francesca an...Show More
The Truth About Coming Back From Maternity Leave

25:01 | Jan 31st, 2017

People must take extended leaves of absences from work for many different reasons. The luckiest workers get paid for their time off, and have employers that make leaving and coming back as easy as possible. But for even the most privileged, reenterin...Show More
Productivity Hacks Are Dumb. Try This Instead

25:40 | Jan 24th, 2017

Most people wish they were more productive at work. To feed this never-ending desire for increased efficiency, an entire industry peddles so-called productivity hacks that promise quick fixes to snuff out procrastination and boost output. Unfortunate...Show More
Lean In Isn't Working. Now What?

32:37 | Jan 18th, 2017

Four years ago, Sheryl Sandberg started a national conversation about women in the workplace with her wildly popular manifesto, Lean In. In it, she urged women to "lean in" to their work lives in ways that don't come naturally: Speak up in meetings a...Show More
How to Really, Truly Keep Your Workplace Resolutions

33:31 | Jan 10th, 2017

Every year we come back from the holidays and resolve to be our best workplace selves in the coming year. Some of us make specific New Year's resolutions, such as keeping a tidier desk. Others simply try to start the year off on their best foot. And ...Show More
How the Workplace Will Change in Trump's America

20:10 | Dec 27th, 2016

New year, new workplace. That's our motto here at Game Plan. And with a new government administration, many workers' lives will likely change this coming year. But how exactly? Will Donald Trump follow through on his promise of a federal paid matern...Show More
The Clean Person’s Guide to a Messy Desk

26:17 | Dec 20th, 2016

Are you a messy person who yearns for a cleaner desk? Or maybe you're a neat freak looking for ways to avoid contracting the disgusting germs of your less considerate co-workers. No matter your preferences, you probably have to sit near and around pe...Show More
Actually, the Office Dress Code Is Alive and Well

32:14 | Dec 13th, 2016

In the modern office, workers dress in a wider variety of ways than ever. The phrase business casual means a lot more than Dockers and a button-down, and more and more workplaces allow for jeans, hoodies, fashion sneakers and other casual looks. The ...Show More
Robots Aren't Coming For Your Job. They're Already Here

26:05 | Dec 6th, 2016

"Automation anxiety" usually reflects expectations of an era in which robots will do all the work, leaving us lowly humans unemployed, broke and bored. For many, that reality isn't some not-so-distant future -- it's happening right now. Automation ha...Show More
How to Be a Good Loser

29:02 | Nov 29th, 2016

For about a decade, failure has been cool. Facebook's motto "move fast, break things" became the mantra of the entire technology industry and a failed startup was a badge of honor for its success stories. This year, however, losing has taken on a who...Show More
The Greatest Movies About Work

21:50 | Nov 22nd, 2016

Election season has been emotionally challenging for many of us. For the lucky, Thanksgiving will be a much-needed break from the relentless news cycle. For most, it will be a turkey-laden political minefield. Will wine make things better or worse? U...Show More
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Is as Bad as Ever

27:33 | Nov 15th, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has been accused of sexual harassment and, during his campaign, used language that would be considered inappropriate in the workplace. Considering he's now the highest-profile example of leadership in our country, we got ...Show More
The Right (and Wrong) Way to Quit Your Job

26:28 | Nov 8th, 2016

Quitting a job is a delicate process. It's effectively a breakup. And much like ending a romantic relationship, there's no ideal way to do it. The person getting dumped (the employer) will feel hurt. But there are a few things that departing workers ...Show More
Inside the Hardest Job Application Process in the World

22:08 | Nov 3rd, 2016

With less than one week until the election, Rebecca and Sam shamelessly turn their attention to the only thing anyone wants to talk about: the campaign. What does this political season have to do with life at work? Running for president, it turns out...Show More
How to Have the Perfect Meeting

25:46 | Oct 25th, 2016

Ah, meetings, that productivity suck we can't manage to escape. One survey estimates that they cost us an astonishing $37 billion in lost productivity. And yet they continue: Workers spend 15 percent of their time in meetings, another survey found. T...Show More
Why You Really Should Read Your Employment Contract

23:53 | Oct 18th, 2016

From the pesky, far too long, constantly updating terms of service agreements to our similarly verbose employment agreements, nobody reads the fine print. Want an example? A survey of 1,000 people in the U.K. found that more than 90 percent hadn't r...Show More
No Passion, No Problem: How to Find a Job You Like

28:15 | Oct 11th, 2016

For the person stuck in an unsatisfying career, changing course can seem almost impossible. We're told to follow our dreams, as if that will somehow lead to success and happiness. If only it were that easy. For most of us, following a "passion" is st...Show More
Keith Olbermann's Curious Course to Career Success

30:10 | Oct 4th, 2016

Keith Olbermann has a habit of abrupt exits from some pretty high-profile professional gigs. "He didn't burn bridges here, he napalmed them," Mike Soltys, an ESPN executive, said after the commentator left the network for the first time back in 1997....Show More
Why Getting Fired Hurts So Bad

23:49 | Sep 27th, 2016

There are a series of practical reasons that losing a job hurts: It cuts you off from a source of income, it interrupts your work history, and then you have to go on a soul crushing job hunt. But, getting laid off also has an emotional sting that can...Show More
Are You Successful?

34:09 | Sep 20th, 2016

Listening to this show will not help you make a million dollars or retire early. We don't have 10 easy tricks for how to climb the corporate ladder. Instead, it will probably make you question your career aspirations. Doesn't that sound fun?\u0010\u0...Show More
Can We Fix the Hiring Process, Already?

31:30 | Sep 13th, 2016

Job-hunting is a horrible process that no one much likes, except perhaps the headhunters. Applying for a job can feel as if you're sending a message in a bottle into a black hole. Even if your application makes its way to a human being, it might warr...Show More
How to Go Into Business With a Friend -- And Stay Friends

28:14 | Sep 6th, 2016

Friends and business don't mix: A Harvard Business School study found that pals make the most unstable founding teams. There's no better example than Facebook. Two college buddies start a website, and then, millions of dollars and users later, they h...Show More
Being Pregnant Has Affected My Job Performance

28:39 | Aug 30th, 2016

There's a lot of talk about balancing kids and work, but what about the nine months before the baby comes? This week, Francesca and Rebecca talk about going on maternity leave. That's something Francesca has some expertise in because. . . She's preg...Show More
The Career Path Is (And Has Always Been) a Lie

26:56 | Aug 23rd, 2016

Remember back when people would stay at a company long enough to get a gold watch, a time before entitled millennials decided they didn't feel like working at the same boring job for their entire career? Those were the good old days, right? Wrong. Th...Show More
That Time I Burned a Bridge

29:34 | Aug 16th, 2016

Just about everyone has fantasized about quitting a job in grand style -- telling off a boss, for example, or tearing up a work nemesis's cubicle. Mostly, we hold the urge in check because we don't want to offend people from whom we might need stuff ...Show More
Let's Talk About Slack, Baby

27:19 | Aug 9th, 2016

Don't know what Slack is? Then you probably don't work in an office. The communication tool is like e-mail, but better -- and it's taking over workplaces across America. In this week's episode, Francesca and Rebecca break down the enterprise software...Show More
Maybe You'll Get Ahead by Being Nicer at Work

25:16 | Aug 2nd, 2016

Some people abide by the Steve Jobs' theory of getting ahead at work: Be a jerk. In fact, the workplace in general is getting meaner, at least by some metrics. People have fewer friends than they used to and have less regard for their coworkers. But ...Show More
Money Talks

28:36 | Jul 26th, 2016

How much money do you make? It's a question that makes a lot of people uncomfortable. Like politics and religion, our salaries are something we don't like to talk about with anyone but our closest friends and family. It can get awkward. Yet pay secre...Show More
Why We Hate Office Jargon So Much

29:27 | Jul 19th, 2016

In this inaugural episode, Rebecca and Francesca talk office jargon--meaningless terms and phrases like synergy, circle back, and touch base that we're all guilty of using. Where do these words come from? How do they spread? And why do we hate them s...Show More
Welcome to Game Plan

02:44 | Jul 12th, 2016

You spend more time at your job than anywhere else. In their new show, Bloomberg's Rebecca Greenfield and Francesca Levy take a close look at the way we live our lives at work, from how we started speaking office jargon to the strategic value of bein...Show More