Dan Moscrop:
Workplace Trends

This week on the SpaceCraft podcast, Dan Moscrop explores the growing importance of human-centric workplace design strategies for attracting and retaining top talent in the modern workforce.

Dr. Marie Puybaraudier from JLL highlights how AI and technology can both enhance and disrupt the human experience through innovative office architecture. Her research shows only 20% of companies are "future fit" by investing in technology, collaboration, and performance measurement - correlating with 31% higher profit margins.

Killian Keller shares Electrolux's experimental "W3" pilot program evolving their ways of working, balancing digital transformation with preserving human stability and deep work through research-backed workspace strategies reserving technology-free zones.

Steve Gale from Moser Associates reflects on flexible, agile workspace demands driven by tech's "software as a service" models, questioning if constant reinvention through transformative design is stimulating or stressful.

Catherine Bunn, an anthropologist, spotlights the human-centered biophilic design of the new International Olympic Committee headquarters providing tailored experiences through natural elements, quality views, and choice in branded workplace environments.

Neris Mutlou from Fujitsu cautions against implementing technology without purpose through "empathetic design" considering user personas and motivations, with IT's future workplace role as coaches.

Deborah Willder stresses designing inspiring movement through central staircases and gamification, giving employees choice in work settings matching their energy via transformative space utilization.

Rachel Edwards from Loneliness Lab shares alarming UK office loneliness statistics linked to mortality risks, with her research exploring how redesigned workspaces removing "blockers" can enable chance interactions fostering connections.

Nigel Oseland, Workplace Trends co-founder, provides event context championing human-centered workplace design through venues with interactive, knowledge-sharing environments aligned with the future of workspace transformation.