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!
Dan Cobley: What Physics Taught Me About Marketing
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.
Linda Hill: How to Manage for Collective Creativity
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.
Shade Zahrai and Aric Yegudkin: The Rhythmic Beauty of Collaboration
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.