“People are mobile – you just can’t predict that someone will do one type of work at their desk, and another type of work somewhere else.”
– Ryan Anderson, Herman Miller
Gone are the days where we have to sit at the same desk day in, day out. The way we work has changed; the digital workplace is growing and the purpose of the physical workplace has to be redefined for it to remain relevant. Cue the connected workplace – designed to enhance the happiness and productivity of the workforce.
When employees have the option to work wherever they choose, a physical workplace needs to offer more than just a desk and Wi-Fi. Our guests, Karen Gill from Fidelity and Ryan Anderson from Herman Miller, share their experiences and explain how to transform the physical workplace from somewhere you have to go to into somewhere you want to be.
With the increasing consumerization of the workplace, we explore how ‘biophilic design’ (yes, it gets explained!), sustainability and the Internet of Things are (just some of the matters) shaping the way we design and use successful physical workplaces.
Show notes, links and resources for this episode:
The Timeless Way of Building, Christopher Alexander
A Pattern Language, Christopher Alexander