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Designing Tomorrow’s Workplace: A Blueprint for Innovation

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When and Where

  • Date: 12 February 2024
  • Start & End Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Leicester City

Address: The Innovation Centre, De Montfort University, 49 Oxford Street, Leicester LE1 5XY

Event Details

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Achieving a high-performing workplace filled with content and motivated individuals is the ultimate goal. Wondering how to make it happen? It all starts with crafting an office environment that equips your team with the tools they need for optimal performance.

Join us for an exciting collaborative event titled “Designing Tomorrow’s Workplace: A Blueprint for Innovation,” a collaboration between De Montfort University (DMU), Blueprint Interiors, Steelcase, and It’s Time for Change. This dynamic session will delve into the link between interior design, well-being, and innovative workplace strategies, featuring insights from both industry experts and academia.

At the event, Rob Day, Chairman & Founder of Blueprint Interiors, and Chloe Sproston, Creative Director, will shed a light on Blueprint Interiors’ impactful initiatives in empowering companies to shape workspaces that spark happiness, motivation, and heightened productivity. Blueprint Interiors, a leader in workplace design, focuses on creativity, collaboration, and employee well-being, ensuring each project transcends aesthetics to elevate the overall work experience. Joining forces with them is Kris Newman of Steelcase, a global design and thought leader in the world of work. Steelcase design and manufacture innovative furnishings and solutions to help people do their best work in the many places where work happens, all backed by cutting-edge research.

Senior Lecturer in Psychology at DMU, Lis Ku, will explore creating a joyful workplace environment, providing unique insights into the interplay between physical workspace and individuals’ psychological well-being. Participants can anticipate a thorough exploration of strategies and insights on crafting a work environment that not only amplifies productivity but also nurtures happiness and overall job satisfaction. The discussion will encompass psychological components, examining both theoretical and empirical aspects of the working space. Nicky Harding, Subject Lead in Design at DMU, will also join the panel to offer valuable insights into the crucial aspects of educating the next generation of designers. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Nicky will shed light on the significance of nurturing and guiding emerging talents in the field of design. Additionally, she will delve into the nuanced and essential concept of designing workplaces with careful consideration for neurodiversity.

We’re also thrilled to welcome Lisa from It’s Time for Change, who will delve into the Human Givens Theory. With a focus on understanding fundamental human needs, the Human Givens Theory provides a holistic framework for designing spaces that align with the psychological well-being of individuals. Lisa’s expertise will bring valuable insights into how workplace design can incorporate elements that cater to the essential emotional and psychological requirements of employees.

Join us for this thought-provoking session as we uncover innovative approaches to shaping the workplaces of tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you there! For enquiries or additional information, feel free to contact megan.rome@dmu.ac.uk.

Who should attend?

• Professionals in workplace design and management.

• Academics and researchers interested in the intersection of design, well-being, and innovation.

• Business leaders aiming to enrich the innovative culture of their workplaces.

Contact: Megan Rome, megan.rome@dmu.ac.uk, T: 0116 257 7640

Sorry this event has past and is no longer available. Please view the events page for the current calendar.