Employee Engagement

Top 5 TED Talks for Employee Engagement

A good listener can always become a great leader. After a long tiring week of work, here we are with a curated list of some of the most renowned Ted speakers and their content to inspire you to work towards creating better employee engagement.

Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.

Roy T. Bennett

Gallup’s employee engagement research suggests that more than 60 percent of the employees feel that they are not engaged enough. Hence, it creates problems for management that eventually leads to loss of productivity and ultimately leads to financial losses.

This weekend, let us indulge ourselves as Mr. Roy suggests. Let us all start to listen to understand and not to reply.

Continuous, real-time, and proactive processes that help with employee listening take paramount importance. . A ’stay interview’ is one such incredible way to have these conversations with employees and have been proven to be a perfect win-win.

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe by Simon Sinek

Simon Oliver Sinek is a British-American author, motivational speaker, and critically acclaimed management theorist. Employee management is a top priority task of most successful leaderships all around the world. This brilliant talk takes you on a journey of identifying good leaders and resonating with their ideas.
He explains how a good leader is different from a popular leader and suggests that a good leader is someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety, especially in an uneven economy means taking on big responsibility.

The Puzzle of Motivation by Dan Pink

Daniel H. Pink is an American author and was formally the chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore. A New York Times best-selling author, he examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers are unaware of.
While we always think, rewards are the best way to motivate in corporate life, he disagrees and says that rewards are not as effective as we generally think. He also discusses the relationship between pay and performance and we think this talk is a must for every leader to listen to.

The happy secret to better work by Shaun Achor

Founder of GootThink, Inc, and author of The Happiness Advantage, Mr. Shawn Achor is well known for his advocacy of positive psychology. A psychologist by profession, his ted talk was once listed as one of Ted’s most popular videos having more than 33 million views. A Harvard alumnus, he repeatedly tries to emphasize being happy now, taking care of you today, and how to accomplish your goals in a fulfilling way.

Resignations are happening at a rate faster than we imagined. More and more people are leaving their work and switching everyday. Read more to find how listening can solve this problem.

Why we need to treat our employees as thoughtfully as our customers by Diana Dosik

Today, a company can go to any extent to understand the sentiment of the customer. Millions are spent in advertising and surveys just to get an idea about how it should proceed to redefine its products in a better way. Diana’s Ted Talk focuses on how to treat employees more thoughtfully and provide a better way of understanding their issues.
Filled with staggering numbers, this video is sure to make you reanalyze your employee-employer relationships. Diana Dosik is a Partner at Boston Consulting Group. She has done significant work in strategy, with specific expertise in organizational behavior and culture change, most recently in health care and education technology.

Why Work Doesn’t Happen At Work by Jason Fried

Jason Fried is the co-founder and president of 37signals, a Chicago-based company that builds web-based productivity tools that, in their words, “do less than the competition — intentionally.” 37signals’ simple but powerful collaboration tools include Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Campfire, Ta-da List, and Writeboard.

Our final video is by Jason Fried who has this amazing radical theory of working which says the office isn’t a good place for working. He stresses the requirement of reducing supervision and allowing more freedom to the employees in terms of work hours, meetings, etc.

Berry is a digital personality that can be an HR leader’s strongest ally and every employee’s biggest confidant. Berry can help measure and improve employee happiness. Berry uses deep learning to interact, interpret and drive accountability using actionable patterns that it learns. Berry is available to answer simple questions and is capable of having complex conversations with employees. HR Leaders use Berry to run campaigns that help them to understand the pulse of the organization around various topics. Conversations are then analyzed and actionable insights are drawn out instantaneously.