Do you dream of a four-day workweek? Fantasize on Friday afternoons about the luxury of a three-day weekend? Today’s debate digs into the potentials and pitfalls of the schedule that’s been generating buzz around the world, and asks – is the grass really greener?
Do you ever replay work interactions and wonder if they should have gone differently?
Each episode, two debaters share what they’ve found in research and with conversations with real people behind ways of working today. Join host, Christine Dela Rosa, and a team of debaters – Maren Hotvedt, Marshall Walker Lee, Eli Mishkin, Rani Shah, Dominique Ward, Shannon Winter, and Kelvin Yap – to challenge the status quo on the ways you think about or show up for work.
To wrap up season two of Work Check, we’re bringing in a special guest judge: Atlassian’s co-founder and co-CEO Scott Farquhar. Debaters Maren Hotvedt, Kelvin Yap, and Eli Mishkin join host Christine Dela Rosa to hear Scott’s takes and reflect on the season’s debates.
Every team needs a chat tool – but it’s not easy to know who should be looped into different conversations, or how open team communication should be. We all know the feeling of being inundated with messages in shared channels, and we’ve also been that person left out of a decision that happened in direct messages. So today, we’re debating the merits and pitfalls of open channel communication.
The role of the manager has evolved dramatically since the days of barking orders and closed doors. But with modern managers being tasked with managing productivity, morale, and development… are we asking too much? Today’s debate digs into how responsible managers should be for the emotional wellbeing of their team members.
Do you add your work friends on Facebook? Tweet at your teammates? Instagram DM other individual contributors? Turns out, most of us do … but should we? In today’s debate, we hear the promise and perils of connecting with colleagues on social media.
If a coworker had feedback for you, would you rather they say it to your face, or do you prefer to receive it anonymously? Today’s debate challenges you to think again about the best way to critique your colleagues.
Have you worn PJs to a Zoom call? Now what about on the bottom half of you, that’s outside the video frame? Today’s debate might make you think a little more deeply about what you’re wearing to WFH, how it’s affecting your performance, and what the history of dress codes can tell us about where workwear is going next.
Work Check is back for another season of debates, aimed to get you questioning the ways you’re working today. Join Christine Dela Rosa and a team of debaters as they dig into questions about how we collaborate, communicate, or even dress for work.
Meet the debate team
Christine Dela Rosa | HOST
Principal Strategist, Ways of Working
“Each of us has a unique set of lived experiences. So I like to think that all conversations are hot-takes.”
Lead UX Designer, Migrations
“If you want to be right, start by proving yourself wrong.”
Lead Designer, Brand
“Look Mom, I’m kinda sorta a lawyer!”
Marshall Walker Lee
Product & Content Strategy Lead
“He may have lacked Tony the Tiger’s rhetorical flair, but Toucan Sam was the more effective debater—IMHO.”
Jira Brand Lead
“The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it.” – Mark Twain
Brand Marketing Manager, Trello
“I’m here because I thought the meeting was about rebates.”
Senior Software Engineer
“I came here to find out how wrong I am.”
Head of Design Ops
“Constantly questioning the thing-in-itself.”
Corporate Brand Lead
“I learned everything I need to know from Cher’s iconic ‘RSVP’ debate speech in Clueless.”
Senior Product Marketing Manager for DevOps
“A hotdog is a sandwich.”