7 business TED Talks you may have missed

Skills for an unpredictable world, capitalism's dirty secret and how to boost your "adaptability quotient" feature among our picks of audiovisual inspiration.

by Management Today
Last Updated: 12 Dec 2019

TED Talks are for bosses what manure is for fields. 

They can leave a pungent smell, but cut through the crap and you'll find they can actually help cultivate new ideas.

Here’s a selection of our favourites from the last few months, covering ageism in the office, building great places to work and why greed cannot be good. 

The business case for working with your toughest critics

‘Corporate suit’ Bob Langert shares stories from the decades-long transition into corporate sustainability at McDonald’s.

The dirty secret of capitalism – and a new way forward

Entrepreneur Nick Hanauer dismantles the mantra that ‘greed is good’ and lays out a new theory of economics powered by reciprocity and cooperation.

The human skills we need in an unpredictable world

The more we rely on technology to make us efficient, the fewer skills we will have to confront the unexpected, says entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan.

8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for

Patty McCord, former chief talent officer at Netflix, on the key insights that led her to toss the handbook out the window.

What are you willing to give up to change the way we work?

Transformation expert Martin Danoesastro on how to structure your organisation so people are able to make decisions fast.

3 ways to measure your adaptability – and how to improve it

Venture investor Natalie Fratto on the "adaptability quotient".

How generational stereotypes hold us back at work

Social psychologist Leah Georges offers helpful tactics for navigating the multigenerational workplace.

Source: TED

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