A regular look at trends in the workplace and wider society and how they relate to people, places and technology
Chris Kane In Conversation
One of Europe's most experienced and eminent property and workplace specialists, Chris Kane talks about his new book on workplace transformation, published at a time when the pandemic has changed everything.
Cary Cooper and Sarah Norgate on lockdown, flexible work and wellbeing
Dr Sarah Norgate and Sir Cary Cooper have just published an extremely timely new book exploring the links between wellbeing and flexible working. They discuss why firms have been slow to adopt the practice and what they and their employees can do now.
Peter Löffler in conversation about revolutionary digital twin technology
The digital twin for buildings creates enormous opportunities for owners, tenants, users and facilities managers. In this conversation, Peter Löffler , Head of Innovation at Siemens Smart Infrastructure discusses what digital twins are and how they have the potential to transform the built environment and the experiences of people.
Sally Gunnell in conversation with Kate Usher
One of the UK’s greatest ever athletes and now a corporate wellbeing consultant, Sally Gunnell discusses with Kate Usher the challenges faced by women in the second half of their lives. Kate is a menopause and relationships coach and the author of a new book: Your Second Phase: Reclaiming Work and Relationships During and After Menopause.
Wellbeing Matters Episode 3 - Derek Clements Croome on how to flourish in the workplace
In the third in our series of podcasts looking at different aspects of workplace wellbeing I am in conversation with Derek Clements Croome, one of the world’s leading experts on wellbeing and sustainability in the workplace. We look at the increasingly powerful links between personal wellbeing and green sustainable building design and consider some of the most important yet last talked about wellbeing and productivity issues such as temperature and air quality.
Derek also talks about his new Flourish model which offers an unparalleled framework for considering the complexities of wellbeing and its links to engagement, productivity and creativity. The model also explores the links between green building design and personal wellbeing and the importance of offering people the chance to work in buildings with the WOW factor.
Wellbeing Matters Episode 2 : Anna Davison on the importance of movement in the workplace
This is the second of six special episodes of the podcast in which we consider what are the most important facets of workplace wellbeing. We are incredibly grateful to Wellworking for making the series possible. Not only with their sponsorship but in their role as one of the UK’s leading organisations in the field and their commitment to an informed debate on what is a complex and changing issue.
Today’s guest is Anna Davison who is head of workplace wellbeing at ukactive, one of the driving forces behind a new approach to physical activity and wellbeing in people’s lives. It draws on the expertise and energy of such high profile figures as Dame Tanni Grey Thompson and Dame Carol Black and works with people and organisations across the UK. Anna talks about the ways that organisations can help to improve the wellbeing of people in the workplace, looking at the vital role of ergonomics as well as the growing emphasis on movement and physical activity and the role that workplace design and working cultures can play. Enjoy.