A TED series rethinks the way we work

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Have you ever dealt with meeting overload, struggled to create a solid work-life balance or felt stuck on the same rung of the career ladder?

In the fourth season of TED’s original video series The Way We Work, business leaders and thinkers offer direct, practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions.

These eight brief, engaging episodes take a holistic view of work and the emotional, cultural and social factors that shape our day-to-day lives. Steering away from one-size-fits-all advice, The Way We Work is about the way you work best.

These experts explore the benefits of paternity leave (for everyone), reducing bias in the workplace and helping yourself (and others) succeed. They offer advice on dealing with meeting overload and an “always-on” work culture, as well as tips on how to negotiate. Check out all eight episodes below:

Which bad habits are stopping us from getting what we need out of our free time? How do we set boundaries that stick?


Here’s how to advocate for your own success — and uplift others in the process:


Here’s how to make your schedule work for you, not against you:


A new perspective on paternity leave:


Bias is damaging to the workplace — here’s how to identify and reduce it:


Have a business idea? Here’s how to help it succeed:


This is what parents really need from their workplaces:


Trying for a raise? These negotiation tips might help: