Welcome to the Workplace Geeks podcast

Workplace Geeks, the podcast on a mission to discover, interrogate and disseminate the world’s leading workplace research.

We explore workplace research from around the globe with the teams behind it. We discuss the methodology and challenges as well as deep diving into the findings.

Episode 4

The Watercooler Event | Part 1: hybrid working & office design

Like our previous events specials, this episode features a sequence of mini-interviews, with Chris and Ian reflecting on their comment as they go. First we hear from Gary Helm, founder of obo, who also very generously provided the Mute Jetson L4 booth for us to record from. Thank you sir! We then speak to Rachel Slade from Baker McKenzie about their four year London office transformation and change journey. What a case study in leading workplace change! Next up it's Saskia Lorrison from Convex Insurance, who shares some reflections on designing workplace experience well. The discussion then pivots in the direction of sustainable workspace design with Vanessa Lopez from Oktra, and then pivots in a human centric direction for our final interview with none other than Simone Fenton-Jarvis, who literally wrote the book on it. Treat people like adults, and other ideas from Eric Berne's seminal work on trasactional analysis. Indeed.

Episode 3

From Cyprus to Hogwarts

with Kerstin Sailer and Chrystala Psathiti

Episode 2

Work Different: Ctrl+Shift

with Julien Capraro

Episode 1

Hybrid working: hot-takes & cold-truths

with Nick Bloom (!)

Episode 19

Workplace Trends Oct 23 (pt.2) | destination office: case studies

with Sara Edwards, Leah Jones, Emily Fiddes, Diego Henriques and Simon Iatrou

Episode 18

Workplace Trends Oct 23 (pt.1) | destination office: provocations

with Chris Kane, Jennifer Bryan and Ann Beavis

Episode 17

WORKTECH23 conference special (pt.2) | three studies of change

with Valeria Winkworth, Rebecca Grindley, Anna Taylor and Eddie Twemlow

Episode 16

WORKTECH23 conference special (pt.1) | digital plants and sustainable cities

Dr Ameera Kawash, Dr Shira Wachsmann, Edwin Heathcote and Prof Ben Rogers.

Episode 15 (Bonus Material)

Bonus - Geek to Geek

with James Pinder

Episode 14

Geek on, geek off, young workplace grasshopper

with Ian Ellison and Chris Moriarty

Episode 13

'Reality mining' workplace insights using ONA

with Rachel Casanova and Sophie Schuller

Episode 12

The neuroscience of uncertainty

with Katherine Templar-Lewis

Episode 11

What on earth is the workplace oooh?!

with Becky Turner

Episode 10

Workplace Trends research special (pt.2) | sustainable change & dens at work

Episode 9

Workplace Trends research special (pt.1) | three takes on hybrid

with Lorna Landells, Kasia Maynard & Sophie Schuller

Episode 8

What's Lefebvre got to do with it?

with Dan Wakelin

Episode 7

Finding hidden performance levers

with Ben Waber

Episode 6

Neurodiversity (pt.2) - a journey towards better

with Jo Yarker

Episode 5

Neurodiversity (pt.1) - dignity & justice

with Josh Artus

Episode 4

Seeing 'open plan' differently

with Kerstin Sailer

Episode 3

Not fact, but truthfulness

with Gabriella Braun

Episode 2

Naked apes & workplace zoos

with Nigel Oseland

Episode 1

Just call it 'work'

with Kate Lister

Episode 14

Confidence, capability & capacity

with Perry Timms

Episode 13

Evidence vs. HiPPOs

with Rob Briner

Episode 12

Placefulness and wellworking

with Alexi Marmot

Episode 11

Post-occupancy what?!

with Jo Yarker

Episode 10

Coworking secret sauce

with Imogen Privett

Episode 9

Hobnobs and hummus

with Rebecca Seal

Episode 8

Omni-fear or meta-opportunity?

with Sam Conniff

Episode 7

LIVE! show at the Workplace Event

with Dan Pilling

Episode 6

Original hybrid material

with Susan Halford

Episode 5

The other 90%

with Harriet Shortt

Episode 4

The compadre of telework

with Jack Nilles

Episode 3

One Grey Box

with Jeremy Myerson

Episode 2

Enabling creative communities

with Kursty Groves

Episode 1

Workplace Geeks assemble

with Mark Eltringham and Matt Tucker

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We explore workplace research from around the globe with the teams behind it. We discuss the methodology and challenges as well as deep diving into the findings.

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Reimagining Workplace Research: Insights from Jeremy Myerson

We were so lucky to convince one of the OG's of workplace research, Jeremy Myerson, to join us on one of our earliest episodes. In this discussion we find out how he turned a research project that focused on getting employees to draw lines on grey boxes into an award winning paper still influencing workplace research today.

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Spaces for Innovation: Kursty Groves proposes blueprint for transformative work environments.

In our very first interview on the Workplace Geeks podcast we spoke to Kursty Groves. Speaker, fellow podcaster, and accomplished workplace strategist, we chatted about 'Space for Innovation'. A phenomenal exploration into how the spaces can get our creative juices flowing. A blend of academic research, practical experience and storytelling which gets us under the skin of innovation.

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The Academic Landscape of Neurodiversity in the Workplace: A deep dive with Jo Yarker

We've looked at neurodiversity with Josh Artus looking at a guide he authored to help design more inclusive spaces, but what does the academic landscape look like in this field? What evidence is there that can give us confidence that measures will work? We explore it with Jo Yarker.