Works for Me
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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.
||CleanFight Less At Work||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.||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Message from The Pay Check||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!||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFind a Mentor||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.||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Meetings Better||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.||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrain Your Brain to Focus||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.||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecome a Morning Person||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?||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake A Bullet Journal||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.||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Works for Me||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.||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Loving this essential show from two of my favorite podcast talents. I have already learned so much, and it’s smart, funny and entertaining!
I literally love this podcast so much! It’s fun and I always feel productive after listening. I take away new tips and always smile after it.
Fun, Relatable & enlightening
Every episode tackles a (mostly office related) issue, whether it be increasing your productivity in the morning or organizing your thoughts more effectively. I find every episode helpful in at least starting to get better as a working person.