Dec 31, 2019

Closing the year with an open office plan

Plus: an update on U.S. trade relations, how a retired government contractor is winding down on the vineyard and a look at this decade in housing. 

Segments From this episode

Will the 2020s bring an end to the era of open offices?

Dec 31, 2019
Blamed for everything from decreased productivity to increased flu cases, the majority of workers hate them, a survey says.
Collaboration or constant distraction? Google employees work in an open office in Berlin in January.
Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty Images

There's a deal on the horizon, but has the trade war helped the economy?

Dec 31, 2019
The negative effects of tariffs outweigh any protection the manufacturing industry gets, a Federal Reserve report says.
President Donald Trump speaks to autoworkers at the American Center for Mobility in 2017 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

When it comes to mental health, U.S. employers are still not sure how to help

Dec 31, 2019
Many U.S. workers aren't getting the mental health support they need. Employers are trying to step up, but is it enough?

Finding joy after retirement, working at a vineyard

Dec 31, 2019
For Chip Hunter, the instinct to work can’t be kicked.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in Amissville, Virginia.
Karen Bleier/AFP/GettyImages

The decade in housing

Dec 31, 2019
Out of one crisis and into another.
People look at a home for sale during an open house in April 2019 in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Juice Lizzo
City Music Kevin Morby
Nightlite Bonobo, Bajka
That Girl Justin Timberlake
Formation Beyoncé

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer

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