The Way We Work: Practical workplace wisdom, in partnership with Upwork

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Work is a big part of our lives, so how can we bring our best selves to it, and how can we create workplaces that help employees thrive?

The Way We Work is a TED original video series where leaders and thinkers offer practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions. The series is made possible with the support of Upwork.

Whether you’re looking to boost your productivity, help employees with disabilities excel, calm your anxietybe a team player or establish healthy boundaries, the fifth season of The Way We Work brings in innovative workplace heroes to share their top tips. They offer advice on how to navigate some trickier situations, like quitting a job without burning bridges or thriving in a hybrid work culture. Learn how to adopt new ways of working — and how to talk about your own impact.

Looking to launch something new at work? Here’s how to make sure it’s a lasting change:

Want to leave your job but don’t know where to start? This is how you quit well:

Burnt out by collaboration overload? Here’s how to reclaim your peace of mind:

A playbook on setting healthy boundaries at work:

Could your anxiety be transformed into something useful?

We all procrastinate sometimes — here’s how to design for it instead of fighting against it:

You have a personal brand, here’s how to shape it:

A guide on how to make hybrid workplaces actually work:

Here’s what workplaces can do to help all employees excel: