Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes – in this case, online videos. Whether the goal is to inspire happiness, financial independence, work-life balance, or self-worth, that inspiration can be beneficial for both the employee and the organization they work for. The following TED talks cover a variety of inspirational topics that we’d encourage you to share with your employees.
Shlomo Benartzi: Saving for Tomorrow, Tomorrow
Shlomo Benartzi calls his “Saving for Tomorrow, Tomorrow” program “behavioral finance on steroids.” His solution presents ways to save for retirement by talking about how to shift your behavior to start saving now. His financial plan points out that you can achieve a balanced approach to retirement savings by allocating a percentage of each raise to your retirement fund.
Graham Hill: Less Stuff is More Happiness
Graham Hill details the idea of “less stuff is more happiness.” He says that less stuff means more money, a smaller carbon footprint, and more ease in your life. Hill’s TED talk is a great one for teaching employees about how to achieve happiness by simplifying their lives and reaching financial independence.
Nigel Marsh: How to Make Work-Life Balance Work
It’s no secret that many Americans struggle to achieve a work-life balance. More often than not, we tip toward the “work” end of the scale. However, a balance between work and life can mean less stress, higher productivity, and even fewer expenses for the business. By showing this inspiring TED talk, you can encourage employees to take action with their work-life balance to achieve a happy, healthy lifestyle that will indirectly benefit your business.
Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
Although it seems like this topic may not have a place in the workplace, an employee’s self-worth directly impacts their work performance. In this inspiring TED talk, Brene Brown discusses how to use vulnerability to your advantage.
Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Amy Cuddy’s TED talk discusses body language and how you can change other people’s perception of you based on how you portray yourself. Her idea is, “Don’t fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it.” This TED talk can help your employees in day-to-day life as well as in the professional world.
Caroline Goyder: The Surprising Secret to Speaking with Confidence
Another wonderful talk that’s great for personal and business development is Caroline Goyder’s talk on the secret to speaking with confidence. Goyder believes that we all have confidence within. The trick is finding that confidence by knowing where to look. Her inspiring and entertaining speech will help your employees find the confidence they need for their personal and professional life.
Roselinde Torres: What It Takes to Be a Great Leader
You want your employees to demonstrate leadership in their teams; there’s no question about that. In this TED talk, Roselinde Torres discusses research on leadership training programs as well as the reality of how to become a great leader. She also shares three simple questions that individuals should ask to help them thrive in the future.
Isabel Allende: How to Live Passionately—No Matter Your Age
Passion leads to many positive outcomes, including happiness, productivity, and fulfillment in life. Seventy-one-year-old Isabel Allende discusses aging and how to maintain a passionate life in this TED talk that will inspire your employees to live passionately at any age.
TED talks come in many forms, from professional development topics to subjects relating to personal worth and financial independence. Show a range of these videos to your employees to help them better their personal lives and therefore, improve your company culture and the talent within your business.