We’re celebrating designers and architects taking a leadership role and collective action in creating better futures.
Panelists from Moderna, Little and Steelcase discuss ways to redefine wellbeing in the workplace and discuss ways companies can support people in the workplace.
Unsatisfying work is literally making people ill, says Scott Sonenshein, co-author of Joy at Work with Netflix organization queen Marie Kondo. He says research proves joy at work does not have to be an oxymoron. He explains why we need to tap into intrinsic motivators instead of free snacks or ping-pong tables. And he shares why leaders play a critical role creating joy at work.
Designers have an impact with the choices they make, but using fewer resources to lessen impact on the planet can be daunting. The challenge requires rethinking traditional ways of doing things.
Steelcase WorkSpace Futures researchers identified a new set of priorities is gaining traction with business leaders around the world — people and the planet.
Data from 20,000 employees reveals nearly two-thirds have no sense of community at work — and that was before the pandemic. Christine Porath, author of Mastering Community and Master Civility, makes a compelling argument for why community is worth investing in at work and tells us about six pillars of community that will make an impact.
The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Despite being more than 500 years old, it is leading the way in higher education. We asked Moira Fischbacher-Smith, vice principal of Learning and Teaching, about their strategy to create more inclusive learning environments and how it’s making an impact.
When do meetings do more harm than good? Benjamin Laker, author and professor of leadership at Henley Business School, led research around the effectiveness of meetings and meeting-free workdays. He also studied the four-day work week and suggests we reframe how we think about the workplace now that most meetings are hybrid.
What does it mean when you buy a carbon neutral product? Sheri Hickok, CEO of Climate Impact Partners, helps us understand what makes something carbon neutral and busts some myths about carbon reduction. She simplifies complicated concepts like how to measure carbon and shares how her team’s work fits into bigger picture efforts to address climate change.
Poonam Bir Kasturi, founder of Daily Dump, created her home composting company in India to change the way people think about food waste and the circular economy. She tells us why we need more foolishness in business and why design can change our mindset.
Lots of organizations make commitments around sustainability today — which is a good thing. But some make more progress, much faster than others. So what separates the leaders from the laggards? Kara Pecknold, vice president of regenerative design at frog, shares what she’s learned during her career helping organizations redesign how they do business.
What if instead of designing for the process of work, offices are designed to create positive experiences? Jeremy Myerson, co-author of Unworking and director at WORKTECH Academy, encourages us to rethink long-held assumptions about the workplace and derive some inspiration from the likes of Walt Disney.