Game Plan: Maybe You'll Get Ahead by Being Nicer at Work

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You spend more time at your job than anywhere else. Hosts Rebecca Greenfield and Francesca Levy take a close look at the way we live our lives at work -- our frustrations, dilemmas, habits, and anything else that happens in the office. 

Some people abide by the Steve Jobs' theory of getting ahead at work: Be a jerk. In fact, the workplace in general is getting meaner, at least by some metrics. People have fewer friends than they used to and have less regard for their coworkers. But there's a case to be made for politeness at work. Francesca and Rebecca talk to the writer Paul Ford about how being a polite person has advanced his career. Plus, they learn a fun party trick.