Team culture (also known as organizational culture or company culture) has the potential to make or break any company.
A team culture that’s supportive, collaborative, and kind can result in higher employee satisfaction, increased productivity, and better morale. A culture that’s toxic, ambiguous, or nonexistent, on the other hand, can lead to disruptive employee turnover, productivity issues, and organization-wide conflict.
We put together a collection of TED Talks about team culture back in 2016. Now we have five more to add to the list!
1. How to Get Serious about Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace by Janet Stovall
Diversity is a huge component of organizational culture. In order to perform their best at work, everyone needs to feel safe and appreciated for who they are.
In this talk, diversity and inclusion expert Janet Stovall lays out a plan for creating workplace cultures where diversity is more than just lip service.
2. How to Turn a Group of Strangers into a Team by Amy Edmondson
Coworkers don’t always have the same backgrounds, beliefs, skills, or personalities, but Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson argues that these differences don’t have to be a bad thing.
Edmondson explains that as long as everyone keeps an open mind and practices humility, any group of people can work well together.
3. Are You a Giver or a Taker? by Adam Grant
In this talk, organizational psychologist Adam Grant presents the three types of people you’ll encounter in the workplace: givers, takers, and matchers. Each of these three personality types has a different impact on team culture, with takers producing the greatest negative impact on organizations.
Grant proposes that by removing takers from your organization, you can achieve a more balanced, productive company culture.
4. Stop Trying to Motivate Your Employees by Kerry Goyette
Motivation doesn’t look exactly the same for every person. According to behavior analyst Kerry Goyette, some people are more receptive to pleasure-seeking behavior, while others are more receptive to pain-avoidant behavior, so using only one strategy to motivate all employees is rarely successful.
By being aware of and having respect for different types of motivation, you can create a team culture where everyone gets the push they need to succeed.
5. Why We Need to Treat Our Employees as Thoughtfully as Our Customers by Diana Dosik
In this talk, management consultant Diana Dosik points out that companies spend far more money researching their customers’ needs than they do their employees’ needs. Customers are important, but so are the people who keep the company running.
What do they want, need, and expect from the company? What motivates them? How can you make their job easier? Without the proper consideration for employees, organizational culture suffers, damaging the organization in the long term.
Whether you call it team culture, company culture, or organizational culture, it’s a vital factor in your organization’s success. It determines who joins you, who stays, who works hard, and who leaves.
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