10 episodes

True Understanding is a podcast that dives deep into workplace transformations. You’ll tune into in-depth conversations with some of the most innovative workplace leaders as we explore the strategies shaping the workplaces of tomorrow.

We’ll peel back the layers and get to the core of how workplace leaders approach the real-world problems we’re all facing today. Leave every episode with real stories and practical tips on how to create remarkable workplace experiences.

www.trueunderstanding.vergesense.com

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

True Understanding is a podcast that dives deep into workplace transformations. You’ll tune into in-depth conversations with some of the most innovative workplace leaders as we explore the strategies shaping the workplaces of tomorrow.

We’ll peel back the layers and get to the core of how workplace leaders approach the real-world problems we’re all facing today. Leave every episode with real stories and practical tips on how to create remarkable workplace experiences.

www.trueunderstanding.vergesense.com

    How Rapid7 leveraged experimentation and data to inform their newest office build

    How Rapid7 leveraged experimentation and data to inform their newest office build

    In this episode, we are joined by Andrea Diieso, Director of Workplace Experience at Rapid7. Andrea digs into how her education in Facilities Management paved her interest in creating purposeful workplaces, as well as her journey in shifting Rapid7 from an assigned seating model to unassigned neighborhoods. She shares the employee to desk ratio that works for her office, and explains how occupancy data helps in determining these metrics. We'll also get a first-hand listen at how all of these principles and metrics and translated in Rapid7's latest build out.

    Andrea is also a strong proponent of workplace experiments, and shares a step-by-step approach into how to prototype, roll out, and validate or disprove your hypothesis in this world of inconsistent occupancy.

    • 39 min
    Learnings & insights from Purposeful Intent

    Learnings & insights from Purposeful Intent

    In this episode, we chat with Simon Davis— Founder and CEO of Purposeful Intent— about what the future of work will look like. Simon delves into the importance of considering the next generation when making workplace decisions, and challenging our traditional workplace norms in the face of what the data is truly telling us. He explains how remote work has revolutionized connection, rather than taken away from it, with people being able to host online events with thousands of participants— something that would be challenging to organize in the physical workplace.

    Simon expands on this dimension of inclusivity and sustainability that were previously impossible in the office, and provides tips on how to overcome the greatest obstacle to innovation— a lack of curiosity.

    • 42 min
    How DoorDash leverages space design to preserve and enable culture

    How DoorDash leverages space design to preserve and enable culture

    In this episode, we're joined by Eric Kerr, Workplace Strategist at DoorDash, to discuss the importance of embodying local flavor in global offices and the role culture plays in defining what our spaces actually look like. Eric also shares their “blank canvas” approach to building out DoorDash’s Seattle office where flexibility and customizability were paramount.

    How can we make spaces consistent enough so users aren’t overwhelmed as they go to different offices? How can workplace leaders give employees the opportunity to own their space? How do you define culture in a remote/hybrid context? Come explore these questions and more with our guest and hosts, all with a side of theater and laughter.

    • 40 min
    How ING designed its hybrid work strategy

    How ING designed its hybrid work strategy

    In this episode Peter Mostien, Strategic Real Estate Manager at ING, and Remco Van Riet, Innovation Manager at ING, share their approach to ING's hybrid strategy. From examining cultural nuances to balancing qualitative data with quantitive data, hear how ING developed a multifaceted approach to their hybrid strategy.

    What role does regional cultural play in workplace design? How do you combine anecdotal information from employees with quantitative data to get a true understanding? What data points are important and what technology is needed to get those data points?

    Leave this episode with practical insights of how a global bank with more than 58,000 employees and financial institutions in over 40 countries is thinking about the future of work. 

    • 29 min
    Why being intentional of how we work is more important than ever

    Why being intentional of how we work is more important than ever

    In this episode we’re digging in with Corinne Murray, founder of Agate, on “ways of working” and how the ways we engage in our jobs impact culture. As workplaces continue to change, it’s more important than ever to establish a set of thoughtful principles that help teams get together and accomplish their goals. What are the pros/cons of recurring meetings? How do teams maximize their time to be more creative and innovative? How should companies approach asynchronous work? What should be in-person vs. not?

    Rather than just letting ways of working just happen on auto-pilot, Corinne will teach us how we can be more intentional and deploy methods of work that truly drive impact for organizations.

    • 45 min
    Adopting innovation as a mindset, not just another initiative

    Adopting innovation as a mindset, not just another initiative

    In this episode we’re talking to innovation and strategy manager Remco Van Riet about his new book “Innolation” and how teams can enable themselves to be more innovative and adaptive to change as well as what might be holding them back. How does the added flexibility of remote work impact individuals? How should managers/leaders adapt with increased employee flexibility in the workplace? How can we increase cooperation vs. competition with our colleagues?

    Tune in with Remco and learn how we can embrace an experimentation mindset in not only our work, but also in our own lives.

    You can find Remco's book here: https://innolation-guide.com 

    • 28 min

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Amazing podcast

This podcast is a great way to stay up on the latest and greatest in property technology, as well as what is going on in the commercial real estate market.

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