Ryan Anderson, vice president of global research and insights at MillerKnoll, is back with season two of Looking Forward: Conversations about the future of work. Season 2 features an all-new line up of industry-leading guests joining Ryan to discuss the current trends, research and conversations surrounding the future of work and offer a wide range of perspectives to help organizations better understand new ways of working. Listen in each week as Ryan and his guests unpack the two most frequently asked questions Ryan gets asked once people find out what he does for a living: What is the current state of return-to-office? And what does it mean for the future of the workplace?
The weekly podcast can be found on Apple and Spotify, as well as Sandow’s Surround network of podcasts, where the show is promoted alongside podcasts from Interior Design, Metropolis, and ThinkLab.
Season 2 episodes have already begun to drop. Episode One features a conversation with Kristin Leimgruber, Ph.D., who serves as a behavioral researcher at BetterUp, a virtual coaching and mentorship platform leveraging science-based approaches to help people thrive in the workplace. Episode Two introduces Phil Kirschner of global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, who chats with Ryan about the need for executive-level change management, widening our perception of what “hybrid” means, using AI to identify moments that matter in the physical workplace, and more. Episode Three welcomes Samantha Fisher, Head of Dynamic Work at Okta, an identity and access management company that’s actually expanding its number of offices even though it does not require its 5,000-plus employees to come into the office. In an insightful conversation with host Ryan Anderson, Sam breaks down the implications of enforcing a standard eight-hour workday and shares how a dynamic work schedule and environment encourages productivity, equity, and empowerment.
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