With Rachel Edwards, Lendlease and Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited
Does a workplace bring people together? Or does it push people apart? Loneliness is a growing problem, and although advances in technology make it easier than ever before to be connected to others, in reality people are feeling increasingly isolated.
‘Connecting in the Workplace’ is a new research study looking at the problem of loneliness in the workplace. For a short time you can take part in the research here, and we’re delighted that Lendlease will be presenting the project findings and recommendations at our conference.
Rachel Edwards is Senior Workplace Consultant at Lendlease. She has 11 years of experience in workplace strategy, contributing to the development of pioneering workplaces globally, through evidence-based design. Rachel is all about how people use the places that we build. She is passionate about building sustainable workplace communities, with a focus on how the design of places can impact the lifestyle of people and culture of organisations. One of Rachel’s most recent activities is in The Loneliness Lab, a social impact project aimed at designing out loneliness in our cities through the physical design of space.
Nigel Oseland is a workplace strategist, change manager, environmental psychologist, researcher, international speaker and published author. He draws on his psychology background and his own research to advise occupiers on how to redefine their workstyles and rethink their workplace to create working environments that enhance individual and organisational performance and deliver maximum value. Nigel founded the Workplace Change Organisation and is the programme advisor for the Workplace Trends conferences.