The Spacecraft Podcast series reviews and examines how well-designed workspaces can be transformative, not just for day-to-day working, but for businesses as a whole. Dan Moscrop, Founder and CEO of Them Design speaks with leading businesses to see how design has impacted their workspaces. We interview the directors of co-working organisations that are leading the charge on how office spaces should be created, and the architects behind some of the most innovative office environments you'll see.
Jennifer Bryan —Silence is really loud in leading change.
Jennifer Bryan is a published author, speaker and Director of Change and Leadership, who has worked with nearly 40 different organisations across multiple industries. In today's podcast Jennifer manages to unpack all the complex elements you need to consider when looking at change management.
Much of her work is centred around her values of helping people, though her work that means helping people on all levels, by making sure people are thought of first, last and throughout change projects and programmes. She has developed a holistic approach to change and created a unique leading change framework, the ABChange Model and uses her commercial insight to help lead people in change.
Jennifer is a Non Executive Board Member of the ACMP (Association of Change Management Professionals) UK Chapter. Jennifer is author of Leading People in Change – A practical guide (February 2021), book review on Elemental Change: Making stuff happen when nothing stands still by Neil Usher in Corporate Real
Estate Journal vol. 11.1, and articles Building Resilience in a Changing Environment in Workplace Insight Magazine (February 2022), Hybrid Working and How We Escape the Constraints of Leadership in Workplace Insight Magazine (April 2022), Leading Change with Foresight for Growth in AshleyKate HR news (January 2021), Principles, Assumptions and Etiquette on Virtual Change Management in AshleyKate HR news (July 2020), With the People End in Mind in AshleyKate HR News (February
2020) Successfully Managing Change in the Workplace in Corporate Real Estate Journal vol. 8.1 (October 2018), Journey of Leadership in the Workplace in iCroner (September 2014) and Lead Behaviour in Coaching at Work (July 2012). Jennifer has presented at University of Reading Henley Business School of Management Conference and Alumni masterclasses, Association of Change Management Professionals (Global and UK), World Institute of Action Learning Global Conference
and Loughborough University, to name a few...
James Saunders — Without the right people you can't achieve your business goals.
James Saunders is the Associate Director of Workplace Recruitment at Talent Locker, they specialise in placing experts in Workplace Consulting and Change Management. Every business we speak to seems to be struggling to fill positions or find great people, so we thought this was a perfect time to ask an expert where have they all gone?
James has a fantastic network of people that can help design an environment that'll bring the best out of your employees.
With 15 years’ recruitment experience, James leads the Workplace, Co-Working and Real Estate team at Talent Locker. If you’re looking for an exciting new opportunity to really make a difference at a company or looking for the right person to make that kind of impact, reach out to him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessaunders1305/
Some useful links from James and his team:
Blog: Workplace trends: What’s new for 2022?
2021 Workplace Trends Conference:
Blog: Back to workplace – the wrap up
Workplace Strategy Salary Guide
Nigel Oseland — Beyond the Workplace Zoo
Friend of the show Nigel Oseland is back with his most recent book on workplace design, 'Beyond the Workplace Zoo', backed up with years of research and experience (and his wife Maggie's insistence he gets out of her hair during lockdown).
Nigel is an environmental psychologist, workplace strategist, change manager, researcher,
international speaker and published author with 11 years of research and 23 years workplace consulting experience at some groundbreaking firms including workplace consultant at Johnson Controls, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects and specialist workplace practices AMA Alexi Marmot Associates and DEGW.
Nigel draws on his psychology background and his own research to advise occupiers on how to redefine their workstyles and rethink their workplace to create working environments that enhance individual and organisational performance, delivering maximum benefit. He specialises in workplace strategy, design briefing and change management to help create workplaces that meet psychological needs and facilitate collaboration, creativity and concentration. Nigel has advised corporate businesses, public sector bodies and educational institutions in the UK and throughout EMEA.
As always, Nigel is great to listen to, and he also kindly provides a code to get money off his new book within the interview.
Lee Penson — How to deliver big ideas to big brands with a rapid delivery and sustainable outcome...
I had the pleasure of meeting Lee at the Virtual Interiors Event during a talk we did together. This is one of our longer recordings as Lee is so engaging I struggled to cut much of it out.
Lee founded & continues to lead globally renowned Architecture & Interior Design studio PENSON, is a regular global keynote inspirational speaker covering business & workplace change & is engaged as global Programme Director to deliver business-wide culture & workplace enhancements for some of the world's largest & high-profile brands & entrepreneurs.
PENSON have gone from strength to strength, working with some incredible brands, but what impresses me most about their work is their ability to get big ideas signed off — those brave creative statements many of us designers start with at the beginning of the project that eventually gets worn down to a shadow of their former self. PENSON have the rare gift of being able to get their clients on-side to create unexpected solutions. All of which are underpinned by a solid sustainable approach and delivered at breakneck speed.
As they say at PENSON "Life is too short to waste time in dull or inefficient spaces. We're the global disrupters in Architecture & Interiors."
Dani Salamon & Michael Kieck — Creating a Blended Solution to Workplace
We've worked with both Dani and Michael of MoreySmith on some of our favorite (and indeed award-winning) projects. We love working with MoreySmith due to their attention to detail and the fact that they push every project as a matter of course.
Dani has recently been promoted to Director of Design, she joined MoreySmith in 2010 with a BSC first-class honours degree in Management and Marketing of Textiles from Manchester University and a Diploma from the Interior Design School. Her project portfolio ranges from high-end private and commercial projects to working with leading multinational brands in the music, fashion, marketing and drinks industries. Dani’s strong brand awareness and collaborative capabilities, combined with her passion for bringing specialist and artisanal craft and workmanship to a project, helps to underpin her unique and distinctive style.
Michael moved to London and joined MoreySmith in 2015, having studied and gained experience working on a diverse range of projects in South Africa, including food and beverage, exhibition and workplace design, alongside high-end residential and product design. At MoreySmith he has worked on a number of projects within workplace, repositioning and residential from a boutique hotel in Bath to innovative co-working spaces in Paris, finding creative solutions that add value to each project. Michael considers people at the heart of his designs, working at all stages from conceptualisation through to detailed design and closely with the client team to ensure the final handover retains the excitement and integrity of the original concept.
Jonathan Wagstaffe — Why We Need To Over-Communicate With Our Staff
Jonathan is a tech entrepreneur, digital marketing educator, and keynote speaker, with decades of experience in growing businesses. We're taking a slightly different angle for today's episode — looking at how digital can help us engage with employees and build our brand.
In 2018 he launched Growva, an organisation designed to educate and help leaders of growing businesses to increase sales and customer engagement by better using their websites and other digital tools. He is actively involved in how Growva's customers use digital and inbound marketing to drive sales growth in 2021.
He is a Visiting Fellow at the School of Management at Cranfield University, where he lectures on subjects from Digital Marketing to Customer Advocacy, and was described by New York Business Expo as a “Marketing Change Agent”.
Jonathan has three decades of experience as a tech entrepreneur, Digital marketing specialist, and is skilled in the use of marketing technology to enable fast business growth and enterprise organisational transformation.
Interesting discussion on workplace design and it’s impact on people, and great to see the focus on individuals and how that influences productivity rather than simply how productivity can be improved. Plenty of takeaways for business owners not just those responsible for planning office environments.
Good to see...
Good to finally see a decent podcast about workplace design. Looking forward to the series!
Great 1st Show #Value
Great first show, interesting and captivated me, great length and it made think - good luck for the future with you Podcast Dan 👍 - Steven