Works for Me

Works for Me
Personalized journeys through the productivity industry

Introducing Prognosis Season 4: America’s Broken Health-Care Costs
Jan 10 • 2 min
Americans are paying more and getting less for their health care than ever before. On the new season of Prognosis, reporter John Tozzi explores what went wrong.
Coming Soon: Travel Genius Season 2
Oct 28, 2019 • 2 min
Bloomberg’s Travel Genius podcast is back! After clocking another hundred-thousand miles in the sky, hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood have a whole new series of flight hacking, restaurant sleuthing, and hotel booking tips to inspire your own…
Introducing Prognosis Season 3: Superbugs
Aug 28, 2019 • 3 min
On this new season of Prognosis, we look at the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines. You’re probably more likely to have heard of these as superbugs. Their rise has been described as a silent tsunami of catastrophic…
Introducing “What Goes Up,” A New Show From Bloomberg
Apr 18, 2019 • 2 min
On this new show from Bloomberg, hosts Mike Regan and Sarah Ponczek speak with expert guests each week about the main themes influencing global markets. They explore everything from stocks to bonds to currencies and commodities, and how each asset class…
Coming Soon: The Pay Check Season 2
Apr 5, 2019 • 2 min
The Pay Check is back for a second season! For the next six weeks, we’re going to dig into the number one reason women still make less money than men: Motherhood. Women start their careers earning just about the same as men do, but once they have their…
Are We More Productive?
Mar 1, 2019 • 28 min
For the last eight weeks, Rebecca and Francesca have tested out workplace hacks to see if any of them do what they claim to do: Make people happier, more creative and more productive. On the finale of Works for Me, the hosts talk about which methods…
Get Better At Email
Feb 22, 2019 • 30 min
This week, Francesca takes on the bane of every corporate worker’s existence: email. Drowning in email and regularly missing important messages, she attempts to attain inbox zero through rigorous discipline.
Fight Less At Work
Feb 15, 2019 • 29 min
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…
A Message from The Pay Check
Feb 11, 2019 • 1 min
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…
Find a Mentor
Feb 8, 2019 • 33 min
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.
Make Meetings Better
Feb 1, 2019 • 31 min
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…
Train Your Brain to Focus
Jan 25, 2019 • 29 min
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…
Become a Morning Person
Jan 18, 2019 • 31 min
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…
Make A Bullet Journal
Jan 11, 2019 • 29 min
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.…
Introducing Works for Me
Jan 4, 2019 • 3 min
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…