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The Workspace of Tomorrow

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The Workspace of Tomorrow is an interview podcast featuring future-of-work experts in business, the social sciences, design, and architecture. Hosted by journalist and editor Spencer Bailey, and produced by the New York City startup ROOM in partnership with The Slowdown, the series explores socialRead more

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Florian Idenburg

Aug 18 • 23:14

Florian Idenburg, co-founder and partner of Brooklyn architecture firm SO-IL and author of the forthcoming book Human(s) Work, believes the office of the future will involve increased flexibility, autonomy, and imagination. ...

Bärí A. Williams

Jul 14 • 23:27

Bärí A. Williams, author of Diversity in the Workplace: Eye-Opening Interviews to Jumpstart Conversations about Identity, Privilege, and Bias, discusses why an expanded sense of diversity and inclusion is essential to the success of both employees and employers....

Amy Edmondson

Jun 11 • 25:19

Amy Edmondson, the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School and author of the book The Fearless Organization,discusses the steps leaders should be thinking about as companies look to bring their employees back to the office....

Yves Béhar

Apr 23 • 21:03

San Francisco–based designer and entrepreneur Yves Béhar discusses the profound life-and-work shifts happening before us. On the podcast, he offers insights on how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping companies’ and employees’ views on work and home, why honesty and integrity are becoming more important, how virtual tools are transforming collaboration and creativity, and ho...

Mauro Porcini

Feb 12 • 20:06
Mauro Porcini defines design thinking on his own terms, focusing on three central pillars: empathy, strategy, and prototyping.

On the podcast, he discusses his approach to creating the PepsiCo Design and Innovation Center in New York City, a “startup within a corporation” that helps the food and beverage behemoth spark change and incubate breakthroughs. The Italian-born des...

Ethan Bernstein

Jan 21 • 24:56
Ethan Bernstein, associate professor in the organizational behavior unit at the Harvard Business School, talks to us about how he and his peers are assessing the open office phenomenon.

Through his research, Bernstein addresses a number of myths around employee interactions and architectural space, including the limits of self-management and organizational adaptability and...

Jennifer Magnolfi

Nov 26 • 22:03
Jennifer Magnolfi, the founder of Programmable Habitats, a research and development consultancy that specializes in developing high-tech work environments, talks to us about integrating technology systems and data into architecture, as well as the importance of solitude and reflection within an urban context. Having collaborated on corporate redesigns and strategic initiat...

David Rockwell

Nov 8 • 24:07
Architect and designer David Rockwell, the founder of Rockwell Group, discusses his firm’s wide-ranging body of work—Broadway theaters and sets, restaurants, Imagination Playground, hotels, the JetBlue terminal at J.F.K. Airport—and how these projects have informed his workspace designs, including NeueHouse and the headquarters for Warner Music Group and WME. Envisioning t...

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