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5 TED talks to help you re-imagine culture

Here at Limeade, we’re all about workplace culture and employee engagement — and we’re incredibly proud of our own culture! One way we get fresh insights and ideas for these topics is through TED.com. This month, we picked a handful of our favorite TED talks to help you re-imagine the way you think about culture.

Top culture TED talks

1. The Power of Time Off – Stefan Sagmeister

Designer Stefan Sagmeister proposes that time off work is integral to staying innovative. He credits his yearlong sabbatical in Bali to increased revenue and business success.  

2. What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work? – Dan Ariely

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely argues that money isn’t the biggest factor motivating us in our work – instead, it’s a sense of purpose and constant progress.

3. The Happy Secret to Better Work – Shawn Achor

In this entertaining talk, corporate trainer Shawn Achor argues that happiness inspires productivity – not the other way around.

4. Tribal Leadership – David Logan

Business professor David Logan talks about five kinds of tribes humans naturally form and how we can take this tribal mindset to collaborate and become better in and outside the office.

5. Dare to Disagree – Margaret Heffernan

This talk embodies one of our core values: Speak plainly. Writer and former CEO Margaret Heffernan says good disagreement is central to growth and success. It enables us (and those around us) to do our best thinking.

Do you have a favorite TED talk that helped change your perspective on culture or engagement? We’ve love to hear about it in the comments below.

Looking for more TED talks? Be sure to check out our other favorites.