Bragging about being overworked is not a badge of honor. Economists say the way we work has become so stressful it’s now the fifth leading cause of death. That’s according to Jeffrey Pfeffer, a Stanford business professor and author of some of the first meta-analyses of the health costs of the modern workplace.* What will it take for us to transform the way we work and live—as individuals, as organizations, and as a culture—in order to make time for both meaningful work and fuller, healthier lives? That conversation starts here in the inaugural episode of Better Life Lab.
Podcast production by David Schulman.
*Correction, June 21, 2018: This piece originally misidentified Stanford business professor Jeffrey Pfeffer as James Pfeffer.