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6. Past Lessons and Future Innovations (Guests: Julian Phillips and Kay Sargent)
6. Past Lessons and Future Innovations (Guests: Julian Phillips and Kay Sargent)

Episode 6
Creativity and disruptive innovation have become hallmarks of the tech industry; and it’s clear, that the longer we’re apart -- unable to tap into the collective creativity that comes from shared spaces and shared experiences -- the more innovation will take a hit.

But before we go rushing back to the offices of memory, we must acknowledge that we are at a pivotal moment when work, as we know it, is ripe for disruption.   

In this episode, I am joined by Kay Sargent and Julian Philips as we explore how past lessons can guide us to future innovations as we embark upon this new era of work.

Kay Sargent
With 35 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues and an award-winning designer. Kay is Global Co-Director of HOK’s WorkPlace team and sits on HOK’s Board of Directors. In 2020 she was named ASID’s Designer of Distinction.

Call to action:
“We are witnessing the evolution of workplace, and design can be a powerful tool in that endeavor. What designers have always done well, the art of design, is being enhanced with the emerging science of design. By creating environments that support wellbeing, inclusivity and inspire those within them, we can drive powerful outcomes and create spaces that reflect our humanity. We need to design with courage to define the next generation of great places to transform the way we work, live, learn and play. We are no longer just designing environments. We are designing the experience.”

Julian Phillips leads the experiential environments and workplace transformation business at global technology company, AVI-SPL and prior to the merger was EVP at Whitlock for a decade. Julian served on the board of AVIXA for 7 years and was Chairman in 2018, Kay is now also on the board of AVIXA! He was inducted into the SCN AV Hall of Fame in 2019. He is the founder of the Global Presence Alliance (GPA) and now a co-founder of Work is the Answer. A Brit, living in Pennsylvania, he became a grandpa in 2020, but due to the pandemic has yet to hold his grandson who lives in Stockholm, but at least there is Zoom!

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A Human in the Loop

A Holistic Workplace Experience podcast

A Holistic Workplace Experience podcast launched in 2020 to provide a platform for cultivating insightful discussions on the multifaceted aspects of effective work environments. Over three years later, the topics discussed in each episode still dominate the headlines and are a testament to the brilliant thought leaders and experts who were guests of the show. Enjoy listening to these episodes, and let me know what you think!