19 episodes

Space shapes behaviors. Behaviors create culture and culture drives results. Create space for innovation, to dream and for the next big idea. This is The More Than a Chair Podcast by Business Furniture + Choreo.

MORE THAN A CHAIR BUSINESS FURNITURE + CHOREO

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Space shapes behaviors. Behaviors create culture and culture drives results. Create space for innovation, to dream and for the next big idea. This is The More Than a Chair Podcast by Business Furniture + Choreo.

    The Human Experience of Design with Axis Architecture

    The Human Experience of Design with Axis Architecture

    Join us as we sit down with Kathleen Lemaster, Partner and Interior Designer with Axis Architecture as she discusses her MINDSET on the future of the workplace. Plus, her role in the new Business Furniture + Choreo ancillary showroom. 

    • 25 min
    Designing a Work Space to Feel Like Home

    Designing a Work Space to Feel Like Home

    Business Furniture + Choreo designer, Heidi Dellekamp, sits down to deep dive into designing the company's first showroom devoted to ancillary furniture. Why the pandemic has made the concepts even more relevant and how a trip out west inspired a new MINDSET for the team. 

    • 26 min
    Opening a New Business in the Midst of a Pandemic: Why the Timing Couldn't Be Better

    Opening a New Business in the Midst of a Pandemic: Why the Timing Couldn't Be Better

    "The timing couldn't be better," said Business Furniture + Choreo Chairman Emeritus, Dick Oakes.

    Join us as we sit down with Oakes and Business Furniture + Choreo Director of Audience Development, Hannah Freiherr, as they dive into the details of our new showroom in downtown Fishers, MINDSET.

    LEARN:


    Why opening a new business in the middle of a pandemic is so exciting
    What employers need to do to shift their MINDSET about a return to the office
    And MORE on why ancillary furniture is the future of the workplace

    • 30 min
    Lessons from Google: Nurturing Company Culture While Virtual

    Lessons from Google: Nurturing Company Culture While Virtual

    Tackling the topic of meeting people where they are. How can we promote a safe and compelling workplace while also meeting the needs of employees and cultivating a culture that’s meaningful?

    Our guest, Arik Orbach, is a People Partner at Google where he’s been a “Googler” (Google employee) for over two years. He is a trusted advisor and guides the 'people' strategy for a subset of Google’s Global Business Organization

    Also, Rita Schaefer is an experienced change management consultant at Choreo a partner with Business Furniture. Rita uses her background in interior design to help employees’ transition into new working environments.

    • 29 min
    Can We Find Work-Life Fulfillment Post-Covid?

    Can We Find Work-Life Fulfillment Post-Covid?

    Work-life fulfillment and the path to engage employees in a meaningful way post-Covid. 

    Guests, Dr. Tracy Brower, a work environment sociologist and principal with the applied research and consulting group at Steelcase weighs in. She's also the author of "Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work: A guide for leaders and organizations to focus on work-life fulfillment. 

    Also with us, Mary Beth Oakes, CEO and Owner of Business Furniture + Choreo. 

    Join us as we search for work-life balance in a new world of work and how change management leaders can help guide the process to find fulfillment again. 

    • 29 min
    Is Company Culture a Lost Destination?

    Is Company Culture a Lost Destination?

    What is the future of the workplace? What is the potential impact on workplace culture as employees continue to work remotely? How do you make the connection between remote employees and employees in the office as seamless as possible?

    To get the answers, we have Susan Juvet, Strategy Director and Senior Associate at Gensler and Mary Beth Oakes, CEO at Business Furniture + Choreo. 

    • 30 min

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