For Labor Day, 3 TEDx Talks on work and life

Larry Smith at TEDxUW

Larry Smith at TEDxUW

In honor of Labor Day, we’ve selected three of our favorite talks about work — how we can appreciate it, do it better and harness it for good. Below, three great TEDx Talks on life in the office:

How to manage for collective creativity | Linda Hill | TEDxCambridge
In this talk, Harvard Business School professor Linda Hill shares what she’s learned about creativity from studying some of the world’s most innovative companies. We may think innovation is just about the solo genius, but it’s collective creativity that really drives progress, Hill says.

Humor at work | Andrew Tarvin | TEDxOhioStateUniversity
Work doesn’t have to be humorless, says engineer Andrew Tarvin, no matter how much it may seem otherwise. In this jovial talk from TEDxOhioStateUniversity, Tarvin shares how he brought humor into his office — including into some of the most mundane conference room elements: presentation slides.

Why you will fail to have a great career | Larry Smith | TEDxUW
Last, take a moment and let this anti-pep talk from economics professor Larry Smith inspire you to look at work and success from a new perspective.

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