Office Transformation & Employee Wellbeing in the Workspace

Why to attend?

The most significant reason today for transforming offices are (aside from increasing productivity and attracting/retaining talent) improving quality of life and employee well-being.
We can now permanently install sophisticated sensors throughout offices to constantly monitor environmental conditions – critical factors such as LUX (light) spectrum, temperature, humidity, air quality and odours, sound amplitude and direction, CO2 levels – the way space is being used and even employee’s emotional and physical wellbeing.
This means that offices can react automatically to actual user needs – a major health and productivity gain.

This presents an amazing shift in design thinking. Sensors can enable workspaces to continually alter for maximum efficiency, adjusting temperature and lighting levels, and make changes when workers are getting bored or frustrated.

Furthermore, with the wide-spread availability of wearable technologies, biometric sensors can also provide insight into less obvious factors like restlessness, boredom, and stress, as well as poor posture or too much screen time.

This opens the possibilities that sensors would even be able to monitor emotions, and even may monitor heart rate, gaze direction, facial temperature, skin moisture, skin temperature, and brain waves to gauge if the user is focused on intense work, is recharging, or is frustrated.

Watch our first Smart Workspace Design webinar with John Blackwell, Managing Director at Quora

What you will hear about?

  Focus on productivity and talent retention
   How factors such as light, temperature, CO2, sound, etc. impact emotional and physical well-being
 Benefits of sensory monitoring technology
  Design thinking for office: understand the shift
  Learn what can you do in your office, immediately

John Blackwell, Quora, United Kingdom,
Managing Director
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John Blackwell
Quora, UK,
Managing Director

John is a prolific author with more than 110 titles to his name, including;

          • A Mandate for Change
          • Managing Uncertainty
          • The Workplace of the Future
          • Challenging Perceived Wisdom
          • Smartworking
          • Unleashing Creativity, Flexibility, and Speed

These and many more of John’s reports can be downloaded from his online library.
A Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a visiting fellow at three prestige universities, to-date John and his colleagues at Quora has inspired more than 350 organizations to innovate new work practices. Working together, John and Quora provide answers to problems that stifle change, dismantle barriers, and overcome corporate inertia to create effective new work practices.