10 TED Talks You Should Use for Employee Training

If you’re looking for a little extra spice in your employee training program—BAM! Look no further. Here are 10 TED Talks to positively impact any employee training:

Working As a Team

How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice. Here’s a classic team-builder or ice-breaker from Tom Wujec to help build your team, and there’s marshmallows! 

After the team is built, Steven Johnson speaks on how collaboration is the best and easiest way to create good ideas.

Instilling Creativity in Your Employees

So you’ve broken the ice and the team is now built and creating, but don’t let it stop there! Sir Ken Robinson gives a brilliant speech on maintaining a creative environment.

The ideas are flowing now.  Here, Elizabeth Gilbert teaches us how to respect and grow great ideas.

If you want to keep a lighthearted environment, you cannot leave out Tim Brown’s talk about creativity and play.

Fostering a Happy Workplace

No one wants to work in a negative environment. Shawn Achor suggests employees will even be more effective when working in a happy office.

Happiness is not all employees are looking for, as Dan Ariely shows in his 2012 Rio de la Plata talk.

Helping Workers Find Success

Jason Fried’s radical theory on why the workplace is unproductive as it stands today might come as a shock. Just trust me and take a listen.

Angela Lee Duckworth makes an awesome case for perseverance in her talk about grit. Not grits; just grit.

Sometimes employees need to be reminded success is something to always keep striving for. We can thank Richard St. John for that inspiration.

Add these videos to your current employee training plan and your employees will thank you. If you don’t have anything in place yet, check out our training plan template to get your excellent training program running!

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