Learning how to be productive and interact with others is important in the work environment. A good resource, with great tips, are TED Talks. Check out the ones below and then share your thoughts by leaving a comment after reading this blog post.

TED Talks 1: Got a meeting? Take a walk

Quote: So instead of going to coffee meetings or fluorescent-lit conference room meetings, I ask people to go to a walking meeting, to the tune of 20 to 30 miles a week. It’s changed my life.

Why to watch this video: Shares creative ideas of how you can hold meetings which can encourage new ways to interact with your fellow coworkers. The main suggestion is to go for a walk when you have a meeting scheduled with someone. It encourages exercise, productivity and unique ways of communication.


TED Talks 2: Embrace the near win

Quote: “In that moment, my view of success and creativity changed,” says Lewis. “I realized that success is a moment, but what we’re always celebrating are creativity and mastery. We often want the moment of completion, but what really propels us is the unfinished.”

Why to watch this video: Encourages you to not dismiss those times when you have a near-miss when it comes to success. It’s about celebrating those times when you fall short of your goals instead of being disappointed. When it comes to the workplace, be encourage to continue pressing into your goals, even if you fall short of achieving it.

TED Talks 3: Should you live your resume.. or your eulogy

Quote: Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;therefore we must be saved by faith.

Why to watch this video: In comparing the two sides of our nature, we can come to the standpoint that we need to create balance. Meaning that it is important to keep a work-life balance that encourages you to live to your highest goals in life.

TED Talks 4: Can we all have it all?

Quote: Equality is not just measuring women on men’s terms, says Slaughter; it means much bigger institutional changes. Having reassessed completely her view on feminism, Slaughter suggests three areas where change needs to happen.

Why to watch this video: The three areas that Slaughter suggest where change needs to occur is in the workplace, public policy, and culture. By changing the way these areas are viewed, then it opens up for the workplace to be more flexible and open to changing to a new way of doing things.

TED Talks 5: Could the sun be good for your heart

Quote: Vitamin D is not the only story in town. It’s not the only reason for preventing heart disease. High Vitamin D levels, I think are a mark of sunlight exposure and sunlight exposure, in methods I’m going to show, is good for heart disease.

Why to watch this video: This is a motivational message to encourage you to get out in the sun so that it can benefit your blood pressure and the cardiovascular system.

Do you have additional tips that you would like to add to the list? Feel free to leave a comment below.

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