Motivating a team isn’t easy. The various personalities, needs, and perspectives can make it difficult to pinpoint the best way to inspire your team. Mastering this balancing act is possible, but it’s an ongoing process that takes time and dedication. Thankfully, we live in the digital age of the internet where managers have a wealth of information at their fingertips. One of our favourite ways of expanding our knowledge is by watching an informative TED Talk. So, we rounded up our top three talks to help you motivate your employees in 2018.
A huge part of motivating others involves speaking and delivering a message that resonates with others, which isn’t always an easy task. Sound consultant Julian Treasure shines a light on this common challenge and explains why many people don’t listen when others are speaking. During his talk, Treasure highlights the “Seven Deadly Sins of Speaking” and explains why these bad habits negatively impact our message. Treasure offers specific tips on how we can use our voice as an instrument, as well as solutions to deliver a powerful speech that invokes change in the world.
Do you think rewards are a good way to motivate your team? If you said yes, then career analyst Dan Pink is asking you to think again. In this talk, Pink makes a compelling argument around why extrinsic motivators are actually doing more harm than good when trying to drive success among employees. In many cases, he actually advocates that intrinsic motivators are the way to go. Pink elaborates on this new approach to motivation and explains how three key elements will help organizations adopt this new way of operating their businesses.
Technology has become a huge part of our lives and is likely to only increase as the years go on. Many people wonder what work will be left for humans during the second machine age. Tim Leberecht’s answer to that question is to create organizations where human’s work beautifully rather than efficiently. To accomplish that task, Leberecht breaks down four subjective principals that he believes will help motivate employees and keep organizations feeling human. Leberecht compares human characteristics to feelings of home and advocates that employers need to be creating these qualities in the workplace.