Everything we thought we knew about work has been turned on its head . Where is it all going, and is there any map to get us there?

Welcome to WorkLab, a new podcast from Microsoft, where leaders and scientists will share the company’s most actionable findings, and we’ll hear stories about how people and organizations are being transformed at this radical moment.

Take a listen to meet your host, Elise Hu, a Los Angeles-based journalist, podcaster, and media entrepreneur. She’s the host of TED Talks Daily , a correspondent for VICE News Tonight , and a host-at-large at NPR, where she spent nearly a decade as a reporter.

She’s joined by the show’s two correspondents—Mary Melton, an award-winning writer and editor who serves as editorial director at Godfrey Dadich Partners, and futurist Desmond Dickerson, who’s director of the future of work marketing at Microsoft.

The first season will focus on hybrid work—which isn’t coming, it’s here. How can we ensure that workplaces aren’t defined by where you gather, but by how you feel included? For businesses, it’s yet another overwhelming change. But it’s also an opportunity: to reinvent the workplace, and to reinvigorate focus, creativity, and wellbeing.

This season we’ll be talking to Microsoft executives, behavioral economists, social scientists—even meditation guides. Join us as we explore the science of work and ingenuity in a way it’s never been explored before.

The show launches on September 8. You can follow the show on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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