Our TED Talk series has always been a popular on here on the blog and for good reason. The series has allowed us to share some of our favorite talks on some important issues that relate to business and to life. While most of the talks we have shared are 20 minutes or less, we understand that time is precious and it can be hard to squeeze anything in between deadlines.
With this in mind, we decided to hunt down five TED Talks that boost business skills while also not taking up a chunk of your day.
Here are five TED Talks that you can watch in under five minutes.
Our obsession with productivity — to-do lists, life hacks, and morning routines — is making us less productive, says digital anthropologist Rahaf Harfoush. She explains why we need to redesign our workday around creativity — not just efficiency.
In a tech-obsessed culture, it can be difficult to build genuine relationships with people, especially in the workplace. Robert Reffkin shares his tips and tricks for establishing authentic connections on the job.
Humans have been coming up with ways to give constructive criticism for centuries, but somehow we’re still pretty terrible at it. Cognitive psychologist LeeAnn Renninger shares a scientifically proven method for giving effective feedback.
“You can’t just flip a switch when you step into the office and turn your emotions off. Feeling feelings is part of being human,” says author and illustrator Liz Fosslien. She shares why selective vulnerability is the key to bringing your authentic self to work.
In a world of endless reviews and options, it’s easy to become paralyzed by indecision. Investor and writer Patrick McGinnis shares the dangers of “FOBO” — the fear of better options — and how to overcome it.
Looking for more TED Talks? Check out our series of the best TED Talks for business and life here.