There is strength in numbers. Amazing things happen when we work together and this is especially true with meeting and event professionals. The following TED Talks are some of the best conversations on the topic of collaboration – enjoy!
Linda Hill, the co-author of “Collective Genius” and a Harvard professor, discusses the tactics used by very successful companies in this TED talk on collaboration. She opens up about her research into how these businesses tapped their own resources to benefit the most from collaboration and everyone’s input, not just the designated creative ones of the company.
This TED talk really spotlights the power of collaboration. When faced with a very difficult medical situation, Salvatore Iaconesi made the decision not to stand by and watch. He would not allow himself to be passive, but instead turned to the world and the power of people to overcome a dismal diagnosis.
A recognized expert and researcher of collaborative behaviors and trust-mechanics, Rachel Botsman explains that humans are wired to share. The way we live, work and play are changing. These once crazy ideas of sharing and collaborating are now gaining momentum. Enjoy watching Rachel’s TED talk on technology-enabled collaboration and their effect on us.
This TED talk discusses ways we can make a difference in a segregated world. It goes into detail on what each of us can do individually to make an impact together. Arthur Brooks breaks down the walls between liberals and conservatives. He shares his ideas that will stop the battle of the sides and usher in the collaboration. Arthur Brooks is the President of the American Enterprise Institute, and an active social scientist.
Meeting planners and professionals have the opportunity to work collaboratively each day. This includes working alongside other professionals as they are planning a big meeting or brainstorming with their own clients. These TED talks share incredible ideas on how to improve this partnership and how to tap this underrated resource. Remember: there is strength in numbers!
It’s vital in business that you find ways for everyone on your team to contribute their own ideas – so you can find the best possible way to help your clients. Each employee brings a unique perspective and skill set to the table. A group of people working together in collaboration can do so much more than any of us can do alone.
Although you might understand the value of collaboration, some days it feels easier to just sit at your desk with headphones in and your head down working. Take a break from the usual and watch one or all of these TED Talks that discuss working together in unique ways and help remind us about the power of collaboration!
Most people wouldn’t think that physics and marketing are similar disciplines at all, but Dan Cobley proves them wrong. In this funny and insightful talk, he manages to make comparisons that you probably couldn’t have thought of without his unique background. By combining his expertise and passion for two really different subjects, he can look at problems in a whole new way. That’s why it is so important to work with people with diverse experiences and perspectives. You never know what dynamic new ideas could come out of a new combination of unique people.
It’s easy to sit in meetings and talk about how a group should be collaborating. It’s so much more difficult to actually implement change. In her talk, Linda Hill gives concrete strategies and examples that can help anyone to collaborate better.
This one might be cheating because it’s not technically a talk; it’s a dance performance, but it did happen at a TED event. Neither dancer is the “lead”. Rather, they are both able to showcase their own skills while building off of each other. The dancers beautifully illustrate the magic that can come out of a good collaboration.
We hope these talks will help you understand the value of teamwork and collaboration in your company. At AMA Executive Conference Centers, we offer meeting spaces that help companies bring their meetings and conferences to life. With locations in Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, and San Francisco – click here to learn more about hosting your meeting with AMA.