Need inspiration? Watch the re:Work 2016 event videos
In April 2016 the re:Work team gathered leaders from across industries and across the globe to talk about the future of work. Below are videos from their talks, which can also be found on our re:Work YouTube channel.
Here's what the day looked like:
- “Let’s make work better” | Laszlo Bock, Google
- Failure, innovation, and engineering culture | Astro Teller, X
Work in progress - Most people think it take buckets of money, infinite technical acumen, and crazy resources to innovate, but does it? This session looks at how innovation really happens, how to address the root cause of a problem, the positive sides of routines and processes, and the tiny tweaks that can lead to big changes at work.
- The power of gender parity | James Manyika, McKinsey & Company
- Why the best people don't mean the best teams | Scott Page, University of Michigan
- Building the first liberal arts college in Ghana | Patrick Awuah, Ashesi University
- Building a behavioral science start-up at the White House | Maya Shankar, The White House
- The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of process | Kristen Gil, Google
Plays well with others - Pod. Work group. Committee. Autonomous collective. Whatever you call it, you're probably part of it wherever you work: a team. The best lessons about teams come from unexpected places; from inside the writing rooms in Hollywood, to the halls of academia, to outer space (seriously).
- Teams, psychological safety, and Saturday Night Live | Charles Duhigg, The New York Times
- What makes one team smarter than another? | Anita Williams Woolley, Carnegie Mellon University
- Making teams work, in space | Lauren Blackwell Landon, NASA
- Writers' rooms, improv, and lessons from Tim Burton | Wendy Calhoun, Edgewood Place Entertainment
Say again? - You do the research. You get the insight. You write the report. You're done! Not so fast...our brains only process 40 of the 11 million bits of information they're exposed to every second. So how do you capture your employees' attention, ensure they understand what you've found, and then inspire them to change their behavior?
- The science of storytelling | Prasad Setty, Google
- Communicate solutions, not problems | Michelle Gielan, The Institute for Applied Positive Research
- Teaching improv to scientists | Christine O’Connell, The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
The next big ideas - New research from up and coming students and scholars.
- Self-reflection and unlocking your full potential | Julia Lee, Ross School of Business
- How to create better citizens in your workplace | Jared Valdron, University of Waterloo
- Create a higher sense of purpose for your organization | Doug Lepisto, Western Michigan University
Brains behaving badly - So many of the decisions made at work have moral and ethical implications -- like whom to hire and whom to promote -- and those decisions are often shaped in surprising ways. How do our brains both create and react to bad behavior in the workplace? How can we hack our brains to improve the quality of the choices we make and the consequences that results?
- How technology influences our brains | Guy Raz, NPR’s TED Radio Hour
- How incivility shuts down our brains at work | Christine Porath, Georgetown University
- Are we as ethical as we think we are? | Dolly Chugh, Stern School of Business at NYU
- Small nudges can create ethical behavior | Sreedhari Desai, UNC at Chapel Hill
- Fight incivility with machine learning | CJ Adams, Jigsaw
- Using AI to reduce bias in hiring | Ifeoma Ajunwa, The University of the District of Columbia
The hard thing about the right thing - You've heard the theories, the research, and the insights. Now what? How do you take it all back to your workplaces, dig in, and drive change? How do you break norms and deconstruct habits?
- Why we’re disengaged at work | Barry Schwartz, Swarthmore College
- The hard thing about the right thing: Dave’s Killer Bread, Farmgirl Flowers, Emissaries, and MACRO