The old office is over. We've spoken to three experts about how well-designed workplace culture can take care of people and the firms they work for.
Flexible working styles are here to stay – which means there are a number of ways organisations can adapt to embrace this new reality.
Three views on the future of work is the latest in a series of interviews we’ve been conducting about the shifts in workplace culture that flexible working is creating. The insights in this edition are fascinating. In her interview, Sarah Wright – an associate professor at the University of Canterbury’s Business School whose research has recently been published in the Harvard Business Review – discusses how flexible working has caused a marked increase in loneliness, and how organisations can grapple with it.
Erin Peavey, a Dallas-based architect who has also trained in psychology, believes gathering in person is still of fundamental importance, but we can get better at facilitating it. She shares her advice on how our office spaces can be designed to encourage people to come to work, to foster social connection and welcome different styles of working.
In the past, people have tended to leave their private selves at home when coming to work. Now, those boundaries are breaking down, raising interesting questions about the responsibilities organisations have in fostering mental wellbeing in their teams. In this publication, Sir John Kirwan talks about how business leaders can encourage greater consciousness of mental wellbeing among their teams.
Collectively, these interviews provide plenty of useful suggestions for how we can steer our organisations to continue building happy, productive workplace cultures. We hope you find them useful and thought-provoking. You can download it at this link.