August 25th, 2016
Episode 599 of 644 episodes
When your boss won't give you a pay rise and you're bored of doing the same thing every day, what can you do? We are on a quest to find enjoyment in the daily drudgery of work. Rob Young talks to Professor Dan Ariely of Duke University in the US about what motivates workers. Audrey Tinline reports on the benefits of company choirs. Professor Andrew Oswald from the University of Warwick in the UK says his research shows employees who laugh at work are 12% more productive than unhappy staff. (Photo: Happy workers, Credit: Thinkstock)
Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut explore how design works within complex organizations to shape decisions, ideas, products, and more. Guests include clients from many industries and designers in many fields. Recorded at the Yale School of Management.