Podcast 215 — Workplace design in the Covid era

Earlier in the year, a report by academics at Cardiff and Southampton Universities found that a majority of people would like to continue working from home in some capacity, even after social distancing is no longer a requirement.

Written by Ross Dickie
Published 06 October 2020
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Podcast 215 — Workplace design in the Covid era

But what would a permanent shift to distributed work look like? And what would it mean for organizational performance? 

This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross Dickie and Owen are joined by Dr Kerstin Sailer, Reader in Social and Spatial Networks at University College London. 

They discuss:

  • The relationship between workplace design and communication
  • The implications of a more permanent move away from the physical office
  • Considerations when adapting existing spaces to allow for social distancing.

Dr Kerstin Sailer

Dr Kerstin Sailer

Reader in Social and Spatial Networks at University College London

Kerstin is Reader in Social and Spatial Networks at the Space Syntax Laboratory at UCL's Bartlett School of Architecture. She is a sociologist at heart, yet has trained as in architect in Germany, where she completed her Diploma in Architecture (Leibniz University of Hannover), as well as her PhD thesis "The Space-Organisation Relationship" (Technical University of Dresden).
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Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer, Emerald Works

Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.
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Owen Ferguson

Owen Ferguson

Product and Technology Director, Emerald Works

A self-confessed nerd, Owen is passionate about taking an evidence-led approach to developing digital products that solve real-world problems. He is also a regular on our weekly podcast.
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Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer
Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.

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