Adam Grant shares tips on how to find joy while working remotely with WBEZ

May 19, 2020

Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Adam Grant talks with WBEZ in the episode “Why Work From Home Causes Stress In More Than Just Zoom Calls — And How To Overcome It.”

Grant notes that the world is conducting a mass experiment in remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers tips for how managers and employees can work from home more effectively.

One key strategy Grant advocates is practicing gratitude.

“I know many people are feeling FOMO, the fear of missing out, right now on all the things that could be happening in their lives,” Grant says. “But there’s also such a thing as JOMO: the joy of missing out.”

His gratitude list, for example, includes wearing sweatpants to work, skipping his commute and having fewer awkward interactions with strangers.

Grant is The Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management and a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.