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Corporate culture has evolved from suits and ties to sneakers and hoodies. But people still have the same desires, they want to work at a place they love, doing work that has an impact and where they feel appreciated.

These are a compilation of TED talks that give you an insight on how to create a work environment that will help your employees grow and your business.

Jay Wilkinson: Culture by Design

You cannot hope to create a healthy culture, you need to design it. Firespring’s CEO Jay Wilkinson takes you through a journey of how he learnt to create a culture that made people want to come back “home”.

Catherine Courage : Creativity is a birthright

Catherine shows environments that allow for collaboration and creativity. Creating a culture that is accepting of failure and supports employees’ trials and errors. She discusses the importance of storytelling in the work place, be it your own ideas or your customers. Creativity is everyone’s birthright but used by a few.

Graham Weston: Organisations that succeed at a human level

“What we all want is to be valued members of a winning team on an inspiring mission.” This byte summarises every person’s goal for their career. This is also the purpose behind creating an inspiring work culture. Graham Weston gives you a look into organisations that are getting these values right and how they are doing it.

Nick Sarillo: Trust, one slice at a time

At Nick’s Pizza and Pub, when employees have a problem they are encouraged to use the purpose vision of the company to come up with a solution. This has created a corporate culture of transparency, ownership and system of accountability. Next time you’re in Chicago, drop by and meet this amazing team.

Simon Sinek: Culture of trust and cooperation

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s 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.

Joseph Trimble: Leaders affecting culture

Global culture has changed corporate culture. The Alpha male leadership is behaviour is on its way out and taking it’s place are more diverse, inclusive and effective styles. Leadership is no longer about cracking the whip. Today, leadership is about growing and leading your team and organisation towards success.

Tell us what you think about these TED talks and how they have changed the way you run your team and organisation.

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Relina D'Silva

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