Make your own rules

The world of work is full of rules: set working hours, dress codes, salary grids and the cult of the career ladder. But what if you chose to do things a bit differently? Make Your Own Rules looks back at the historical origins of workplace rules and talks to people who march to the beat of a different drummer.

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Season 1

7 episodes
What if we could choose our salary ?
What if we could choose our salary ?

You deserve to be paid in exchange for the work you do. But how much exactly? Discussing salary expectations or pay rises often involves prolonged negotiations where employees are at a disadvantage. What really lies behind the wage system? What if you could choose your salary? Sarah did just that – and explains how.

S1 • 1 • 16mn
What if we could create our own Job ?
What if we could create our own Job ?

Professional obsolescence is a reality of our times: by 2030, 80% of jobs will be ones that don’t even exist yet. With the demands of the job market in constant flux, it’s rough when you’ve spent 8 years studying for a career that will someday disappear. Valéria Milewski took charge of her fate and created an entirely new profession from scratch.

S1 • 2 • 16mn
What if we nurture anti-ambition ?
What if we nurture anti-ambition ?

Most people dream of great success. But what if the key to long-term happiness is learning to embrace mediocrity? That’s the idea behind Paul Douard’s book, “How to Cultivate Anti-Ambition”. In our achievement-obsessed age, resisting the cult of ambition may be challenging, but it can make life more meaningful, positive and fulfilling.

S1 • 3 • 19mn
What if we banish meetings ?
What if we banish meetings ?

Meeting madness has dominated the office landscape for as long as anyone can remember. Often judged a waste of time, they can eat up nearly 8 hours of every work week. But what would happen if they were banned? We get the inside scoop from Emilie Quellec, a sales representative whose company, Alan, decided to do away with meetings altogether.

S1 • 4 • 15mn
What if we wore sweatpants at the office?
What if we wore sweatpants at the office?

In today’s workplace, ties are no longer a mainstay and jeans are ubiquitous. At the same time, strict dress codes continue to flourish in many companies. But why are we all dressed the same? In this episode, we’ll explore the origins of the workplace dress code and check out some trends of the future with Olivier Ramel, co-founder of Kymono.

S1 • 5 • 22mn
What if we ditched the office for good?
What if we ditched the office for good?

For many, the daily grind involves an all-too-familiar hustle made up of commuting, working and little else. What if you cut out your commute and escaped the office walls once and for all? That is exactly the kind of life Margaux was going for when she moved to Bali. Here she tells us about her daily life as a location independent professional.

S1 • 6 • 22mn
What if we did away with workplace harassment?
What if we did away with workplace harassment?

From seemingly harmless jokes to outright harassment, toxic colleagues spoil the office environment for everyone and negatively impact performance. How can you spot these clueless douchebags and stop them from wreaking workplace havoc? We hear from Marie Dasylva, a professional coach who helps employees combat racism and sexism on their own terms.

S1 • 7 • 26mn

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