Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will’s team has been sharing its knowledge at several industry events over the last month contributing on hot topics and cross-sector debates.
Workplace consultant, Tom Helliwell attended this year’s Workplace Trends Spring Summit where he discussed how ‘big data’ and technology can affect the wellbeing of staff and how we can use the statistics available to feed into, measure and improve this area of priority. Tom explained how a healthy life and work balance can lead to staff being more productive, but the only way to get people to take on board a new lifestyle is to incentivise them with rewards. He also looked at future technology and how it might impact wellbeing in the workplace including wearable technology, the internet of things, smart surfaces and much more.
In another session focusing on the benefits of a healthier workplace, Principal William Poole-Wilson spoke alongside Elementa at Green Sky Thinking about the benefits of a happier, healthier workplace using Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will’s Allied World project to illustrate how design can support these ideals to lead to improved future workforces.
Design Director and Principal, Linzi Cassels participated in the ‘Future of Work’ workshop run by Herman Miller and the University of Warwick as part of the Future Agenda foresight programme. And finally, at the Young Entrepreneurs in Property ‘Aiming High for 2015’ event in April, Principal John Drew discussed the growing trend for tall buildings in London and the varying architectural styles within the London skyline today.
Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will will next be heading to Chicago for the British Council for Offices Conference, Britain’s leading forum for the discussion and debates of issues affecting the office sector.