The New Way We Work

Fast Company deputy editor Kate Davis takes listeners on a journey through the changing landscape of our work lives and explains what we need to build the future we want.

Society & Culture
Is It Possible to Multitask?
You probably spend many of your working hours multitasking--whether you realize it or not. Does working with multiple tabs open (guilty) or eating your lunch in front of your screen (guilty again!) really cause your productivity to suffer?
24 min
Can You Really Unplug on Vacation?
Taking a vacation is not a given in our work culture and if you do, it's likely that you'll check a few work emails here and there. But not taking the time to disconnect can actually make you less productive.
25 min
Is Striving for Inbox Zero Worth It?
There are two types of people in the world: those who have hundreds or even thousands of unread emails, and those who break out in hives just thinking about that first group.
23 min
How Can You Focus In An Open Office?
In this episode, senior editor Kate Davis and editorial assistant Anisa Purbasari Horton talk about their struggles with working in an open-office, and the workarounds that work for them.
14 min
What's Ruining Your Sleep?
In this first episode of Secrets of the Most Productive People, senior editor Kate Davis and Editorial Assistant Anisa Purbasari Horton dive into what's ruining their sleep (anxious mind and toddler, respectively) and then are joined by expert Gary Zammit, Executive Director of the Sleep Disorders Institute who offers some solutions.
23 min
Welcome to the Secrets of the Most Productive P...
Join Fast Company editors Kate Davis and Anisa Purbasari-Horton as they try to figure out how to get it all done. In this bi-weekly podcast they’ll sort out fact from fiction on things like multi-tasking, sleep, and email and get expert advice on how to work smarter instead of harder.
1 min