Podcast: What do workers want, and need, from an office space?

Socio-Technical Centre
Workplace Behaviour Research Centre

Dr Matthew Davis is an Associate Professor at Leeds University Business School, a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. His research centres on how people interact with their environments, the impact of different office designs and how businesses engage in CSR, particularly to address sustainability and modern slavery. Hannah Collis is a Researcher in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at Leeds University Business School and a Member of the British Psychological Society. Her research explores individual differences and wellbeing at work, specifically looking at how the workplace interacts with and influences personality and wellbeing over time, and what this means for work behaviours and performance.

Hannah Collis and Matthew Davis

Dr Matthew Davis and Hannah Collis discuss their recent survey results, showing where office-workers want to work, and how they want to use different workspaces. Matthew and Hannah talk about the need for a whole-system approach when creating a flexible and adaptable office space. 

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This project – Adapting Offices for the Future of Work – is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), as part of UK Research and Innovation’s rapid response to Covid-19.  

This podcast episode was recorded remotely in October 2021. If you would like to get in touch regarding this podcast, please contact research.lubs@leeds.ac.uk. A transcript of this episode is available.   

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