Work Life By Design Podcast

Work Life by Design will inspire you with stories of transformation, explore everything from organisational psychology to brand and identify opportunities that exist in your workplace environment to inspire human potential. 

As a passionate entrepreneur with a desire to create places where both people and business thrive my desire is to inspire you to find your place at work and in life.  

Whether you are an entrepreneur, an executive leader or passionate about people and their experience of work, this podcast will give you a dose of inspiration on how you can shake up your 9 to 5. 

Work Life By Design Podcast with Melissa Marsden
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How Much Space Do You Need? | Work Life by Design with Melissa Marsden

How Much Space Do You Need?

How do you know what size tenancy is going to be right for you?  Current space +10%? Industry average? 

 In this episode we’ll be exploring some of the common mistakes that are made in determining how much space you need.  I’ll then share with you three steps that you can take to analyse how your organisation is using your workplace in order to put some data and science behind determining the floor area that your business will need.  

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The Business of Brand in the New Era with Sarah Skeats | Work Life by Design with Melissa Marsden

The Business of Brand in the New Era with Sarah Skeats

Sarah explains how when we connect into purpose, understanding our brand and our community, we can then create a space that articulates their brand and bring it to life in a physical space.  She also shares with us the true impact that a well-executed brand can have on your business, and how investing in your people enables you to live up to your brand promise, along with the role that purpose plays in business.

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How much does a new office cost | Work life by design podcast with Melissa Marsden

How much does a new office cost?

In this episode we discuss all the factors that influence the cost of your workplace from floor area and workplace style through to how your brand influences the level of finish that you desire.  We’ll also be looking at how time impacts on costs and how with the right lease deal, you can actually build a new workplace for FREE. 

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A pragmatic approach to the tough stuff with Ali Hill | Life by Design Podcast Melissa Marsden

A Pragmatic Approach to the Tough Stuff with Ali Hill

In this episode Ali talks us through the opportunity we each have in our organisations to create high performing teams, how we can embrace the ability to support our remote and distributed teams, her shift in thinking around the link between culture and performance and shares how the team at Pragmatic Thinking have implemented three key structures into their day to help them focus their motivation and productivity. 

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Workplace Styles | What are the options? Work life by design with Melissa Marsden

Workplace Styles | What are the options?

Workplace styles - What are our options? What are the various types of environments that exist for us to consider when moving into our new workplace? Now is a really exciting time for us to reimagine our workplace in the future. We've been presented with so many possibilities that lie before us. We're going to be looking at everything from the traditional right through to running a remote workforce, and what makes up each style and how different types of industries have typically aligned with each style. We look at how technology is enabling us to work differently and what that means from a workplace environment perspective.

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Coworking: Designing Space for People with Jonathan O'Byrne | Work Life By Design Podcast Melissa Marsden

Coworking: Designing Space for People with Jonathan O'Byrne

In this episode we discus everything from what coworking is and is not, how the traditional model of the serviced office has evolved and how technology can be sophisticated enough to service even the highest of security requirements.

We also explore the importance of design iteration; the ability to observe and reinvent spaces to accommodate the changing needs of the people who use the space.  Jonathon went so far as to create 9 persona’s for his clients in order to support their varied needs, and space for both the extrovert and the introvert.

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Workplace Trends Beyond 2020 | Work Life By Design Podcast with Melissa Marsden

Workplace Trends Beyond 2020

In this episode we explore what some of the technology’s that our buildings may look to incorporate into the future and how workplace management technology will enable us to monitor, manage and coordinate our workplaces.  We’ll discuss the role of wellbeing and how our buildings will look to become “healthier” into the future and how that can then translate into the physical design to enable employee wellbeing.

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Why you need a wellness strategy with Katrina Walton | Work Life By Design Podcast Melissa Marsden

Why you need a Wellness Strategy with Katrina Walton

Katrina Walton is the founder and director of Wellness Designs, a boutique workplace wellness business supporting Australasian organisations to create healthy, safe, engaged and high performing workplaces.

Katrina believes that healthy employees equal healthy organisations which equals a healthy economy, a win win scenario. In this episode, we look at what a wellness strategy is, why your business needs one, and how you can ensure that your wellness strategy is delivering value to your business and isn't just another strategy that gets filed in the drawer.

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The True purpose of Workplace | Work Life By Design Podcast Melissa Marsden

The True Purpose of Workplace

What is the True Purpose of our Workplace?  This episode explores why we go to work, how we came to be at this place we call work and how our workplaces fill a social need and connection in each of us.  We also look at how our workplaces connect our personal purpose to that of the organisation and how we can achieve significant productivity and performance gains when we socialise at work.  

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Babies at Work, it can work with Nadia Taylor | Work Life By Design Podcast Melissa Marsden

Babies at Work, It can Work! With Nadia Taylor

As an Executive Director at Mapien, Workplace Strategists, Nadia shares with us her career journey of growing from a graduate to building a million dollar practice and how deciding to have a child was decision she had put off.  We discuss the impact that a lack of role models can have on your perception of what is acceptable, the fear that stops us from asking for opportunities at work, along with the cultural shift that comes from having a baby in the office.

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Transforming leadership with a calm mind with Amber Hawkin + Brett Robinson | Work Life By Design Podcast  Melissa Marsden

Transforming Leadership with a Calm Mind with Amber Hawken & Brett Robinson

In this episode our conversation delves into the impact our physical, mental & emotional capacity can have on enabling us to live optimally, the transformational effect of leading with a calm mind on our business’s and the impact of dissolving the separation that can exist so we can bring our whole self to work. 

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The brand story founded on country values with Dugald Warby | Work Life By Design Podcast Melissa Marsden

The Brand Story Founded on Country Values with Dugald Warby

Your brand is so much more than a logo.  It’s your story, what you stand for and how you want to be seen.  In this episode I’m pleased to be introducing you to Dugald Warby. Duge is one of the partners at Hall Chadwick Qld, a firm that was founded 40 years ago with deep roots back to Western Queensland.

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The scientific impact of workplace design with Dr Libby Sander | Work Life By Design Podcast Melissa Marsden

The Scientific Impact of Workplace Design with Dr Libby Sander

Designing a workplace that yields results is in fact a science.  Dr Libby Sander is Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Bond University, where she researches the impact that our workplaces have on our lives across, neuroscience, architecture, psychology, entrepreneurship and urban design. 

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The Value in Designing for Business Values with Nadia Taylor | Work life by design podcast Melissa Marsden

The Value in Designing for Business Values with Nadia Taylor

In this very first episode of Work Life by Design, I am pleased to be introducing you to Nadia Taylor.  Nadia is not only an Executive Director at Mapien Workplace Strategists, she is also an amazing woman!

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Work Life by Design, the Podcast with Melissa Marsden

Welcome to Work Life by Design, the Podcast

Hello, I'm Mel Marsden and welcome to Work Life by Design. In a time when we can work from anywhere, why is it that we actually need to "go" to "work" to "work"? 

 

You're about to hear how organisations have optimised their business by shifting employee and business mindsets from slow, stagnant operations, to agile and flexible environments, established premium levels of employee experience and realised substantial profits.

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