5 Ted Talks for the Remote Worker


There has been a shift in the working world over the past few years. We have gone from a world that’s on a 8-5 schedule, sitting in offices, doing your job and then going home – let’s also not forget the 45 minute commute to work each way… 

When the world shut down in March of 2020, the work world had to make a shift. Either let go of all of your employees or let them work from home. Many businesses were quick to realize that employees are more productive at home – they don’t have to commute, they can get more done without distractions and their work/life balance is more, well, balanced. 

While business owners think this is great for them, how do you feel as a remote employee? Are you missing interactions with other adults, missing having a routine or even just getting out of the house? 

We compiled some of our favorite ‘work from home’ Ted Talks which hopefully can uplift you, give you more ideas on how to make remote work ‘work’ for you, and how to find a great Coworking space if the home office just isn’t cutting it! 

3 Steps to Stop Remote Work Burnout 

Too much screen time, too many video calls and too few boundaries make working from home hard for all of us. Podcast host and writer Morra Aarons-Mele shares honest advice on what you can learn from the introverts in your life about protecting your energy and your limits.

Why Working from Home is Good for Business 

As the popularity of remote working continues to spread, workers today can collaborate across cities, countries and even multiple time zones. How does this change office dynamics? And how can we make sure that all employees, both at headquarters and at home, feel connected? Matt Mullenweg, cofounder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic (which has a 100 percent distributed workforce), shares his secrets.

The Power of Spaces 

How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes and buildings give us meaning and purpose? In this segment, architect Michael Murphy joins host Manoush Zomorodi to explore the power of the spaces we make and inhabit. 

The Secret to Great Opportunities? The Person you Haven’t Met Yet

We often find ourselves stuck in narrow social circles with similar people. What habits confine us, and how can we break them? Organizational psychologist Tanya Menon considers how we can be more intentional about expanding our social universes — and how it can lead to new ideas and opportunities.

A Case for Coworking

Sean Fedorko is a founding member of Radius CoWork, a community of startups, freelancers, and remote employees in a professional coworking space. As point person for a coworking community, Sean advocates for cooperative work environments, where diverse people and professions can connect, assist, and enjoy one another.


We are big fans of Ted Talks – so we’d love to hear from you about some of your favorites! Happy working, Coworkers!