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Are “difficult” coworkers robbing you of your creativity, productivity, and well-being? The Women at Work cohosts are here to help.

About this event

Work relationships can be hard. The stress of dealing with difficult people dampens our creativity and productivity, degrades our ability to think clearly and make sound decisions, and causes us to disengage. We might lie awake at night worrying, withdraw from work, or react in ways we later regret—rolling our eyes in a meeting, snapping at colleagues, or staying silent when we should speak up. But you can only endure so much thoughtless, irrational, or malicious behavior—there's your well-being to consider, and your career.

Join us in person for a live taping of Harvard Business Review’s award-winning podcast “Women at Work” at Harvard Business School's Klarman Hall.

Cohosts Amy Gallo and Amy Bernstein will discuss familiar types of difficult coworkers—the insecure boss, the passive-aggressive peer, the know-it-all, the biased coworker, and others—and provide strategies tailored to dealing constructively with each one, based on Amy G’s upcoming book Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People). The hosts will also take questions from the audience and offer advice.

Women at Work episodes take on some of the thorniest problems women encounter in the workplace. The hosts interview experts on gender, explore research, tell stories, and give plenty of practical advice to help people succeed in spite of obstacles. Amy Gallo is a contributing editor to HBR, an expert on conflict and difficult conversations, and author of the forthcoming book, Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People). Amy Bernstein is the editor of Harvard Business Review.


Event Agenda:

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Guest check-in

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Podcast taping and Q&A

8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Networking reception

Please note that doors open for check-in at 6 p.m. and the program begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.


Masking is currently optional in all spaces on campus, both indoor and outdoor. Masks are readily available throughout campus.

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