As we welcome a new era of work, flexibility in the workplace goes beyond just having flexible schedules, but also how teams are being managed how the office experience can continue to drive innovation and collaboration. In this episode, Narita Cheah, CEO of Paperspace Asia discusses the importance of giving workers choices and control in the workplace as they transition back into the office with renewed expectations.
With open office plans soaring in popularity over the past decade, privacy at work has always been an issue often neglected when designing an open and collaborative workplace. In the current post-pandemic world, privacy continues to be an evolving challenge as more workers gather back in the office after having scarce social interactions over the last few years. Featuring Daniel Du, Design Principal at Unispace, this episode explores the trend of flexible real estate, and how different workplace solutions can help to reimagine the office of tomorrow.
Based on Steelcase Global Report, more employees around the world would prefer to return to the workplace for better collaboration with their peers. But are all offices well-equipped to support their needs and the mixture of working styles that have surfaced today? Featuring Vision Creator of Dare Design, Larissa Murphy, this episode dives into the post-pandemic shift of the employee experience and explores how collaboration can take place in many forms. Hoping to push boundaries and create purposeful workplace designs that drive the employee experience, Larissa shares many insightful observations from the past to present.
Although the WFH movement was fun while it lasted, we can’t quite schedule a water cooler moment, can we? Rosie Oliver from Woods Bagot, global architecture firm hailing from Australia, acknowledges that the modern workplace should be focused on getting better — not bigger — as we herald a new era of hybrid work. Working with a myriad of clients herself, Rosie lets us in on the shift of focus to diverse and collaborative settings when recalibrating and reoptimising space at work.
The Women of Steel program is a recruitment initiative started by the Steelcase plant in Pune, India to attract more women to the workforce in a country where few women traditionally work in manufacturing. This documentary style short film features the authentic story of four women who overcame extraordinary challenges to pursue their careers and forge a path for themselves.