TED Talks are powerful. We’ve identified some of the best TED Talks for remote workers, because even if they’re not directly about remote work, they have fantastic lessons for people working remotely.
The following TED Talks for remote workers are worth a listen:
This speaker quit a job that made him unhappy and looked for work that gave him meaning. This simple speech has been viewed by 2.8 million people and will inspire you to find your passion. Scott Dinsmore founded Live Your Legend, a career and connection platform to inspire people to find their passion.
Nigel Marsh speaks about work-life balance, the ultimate goal of many. He says it’s too important to be left in the hands of your employer. He lays out an ideal day balanced among family, personal time, and productivity. You’ll be inspired to make it happen. Marsh presents and writes on business and personal life—and how the two interact. He is the author of Fat, Forty and Fired.
What motivates us to work? This TED Talk covers how most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two experiments that reveal the unexpected attitudes toward meaning in our work.
This speech clearly touches a nerve, with more than 13 million views! Many introverted people prefer to work remotely. This speech addresses how our culture, where being social and outgoing is prized above all else, can be difficult as an introvert. Susan Cain argues that introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world and remote workforces, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
Plenty of people need jobs with flexible hours, but it can be difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. This speaker explains the technology that powers modern financial markets that can help employers book workers for slivers of time. Wingham Rowan’s work bridges the gap between flexible work schedules and modern financial markets.
One of the most successful tech entrepreneurs talks about her challenges as a woman in business starting out in the 1960s and the personal challenges that helped drive her. Dame Stephanie Shirley is a female-empowerment pioneer who overcame many biases in the business world.