5 Best TED Talks on Productivity and Working Smarter

Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

What happens when you spend at least ten minutes doing nothing? In this talk, mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe shares how taking the time to step away from constant bustle of daily life and just be in the moment can have significant impact t your wellbeing.

David Grady: How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings

When was the last time you were in a meeting that seemed like a total waste of time? Find out how you can stop the cycle of bad meetings and focus on making them more efficient and helpful to your individual or team work goals.

Pico Iyer: The art of stillness

Work can be overwhelming at times. And there comes a point that you have to take a step back and refresh yourself to avoid the risk of burning out. In this talk, Pico Iyer explores the benefits of stillness. He shares how taking the time to be still and spend time away from distractions may be all you need to rejuvenate.

Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

Tim Urban delivers a fun and thought-provoking talk about procrastination. He provides a glimpse on the myriad of things that get in the way of getting things done.

Yves Morieux: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify

Yves Morieux talks about “smart simplicity” and how management has evolved over the years. As such, the old ways of doing things may no longer be effective in getting things done. Here, he shares how learning work interdependencies can be crucial in keeping work as simple as possible.