Must-See Ted Talk

Are you a giver or a taker?

In every workplace, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down these personalities and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share.

Everybody knows that hard work, luck and talent each plays a role in our working lives. Adam illuminates the importance of a fourth, increasingly critical factor – our reciprocity, the way we interact with others when exchanging value.

His book, GIVE AND TAKE, upended decades on conventional motivation thinking with the thesis that giving unselfishly to colleagues and clients can lead to your own personal success.

Key Messages:

  • Build a culture where givers succeed
  • Foster a culture where help seeking is the norm
  • Get the right people on the bus – we want givers and matchers, not takers
  • More we give the more success we will have”

It really is great viewing.  Watch it here.