Liz Burow has been consulting with and writing for Pangeam, a proptech start-up during the pandemic and return to workplace in 2020 and 2021. Below are links to the articles written about the value of data and how to best prepare for a fruitful return to work.
BUILDING A BUSINESS CASE FOR CHANGE
Liz Burow is a Workplace Design and Research Consultant and former Director of Workplace Strategy at WeWork. In our conversation we are talking about how companies can tackle the new narrative around the workplace and be bold creating environments that will cater different dimensions of workplace purpose.
WORKPLACE AS A SERVICE
A presentation by WeWork, hosted at The University of Michigan Ross School of Business and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. By combining the physical and digital infrastructures for co-working with innovative methods for designing community, WeWork has pioneered a new business sector: workplace as a service. Through WeLive, the company is extending…
SERENDIPITY IN QUARANTINE PART 3: In the future, how might we re-build good work habits?
How will we draw ourselves out of our pandemic work-from-home habits? How might we create spontaneous moments in our daily work practice, even if it is not a trip into the office? As a researcher and planner of workplace environments, The scope of work of yesteryear was always designing the ‘office’ experience. The blind spot…
SERENDIPITY IN QUARANTINE PART 2: In the future, why will people come to work?
In the future, a workplace will need a clear purpose. It will need to entice and pull us in, and be better than the convenience of home. Post pandemic, people will continue to want a sense of autonomy to self-structure their work day experiences. Deciding to leave your house will be a mindful (not auto-pilot)…
THE SOCIAL TURN: Why I embrace Social Practice
This is a quick inflection coming off the coattails of the MIT 150 Anniversary of the School of Architecture ‘Turning Points’ symposium where I had the chance to moderate the social turn panel. I’m grateful for what I get to do today in my career and have MIT to thank for being an important turning…
LIVING LEARNING AND WORKING AFTER COVID-19: A Panel discussion hosted by MIT Architecture Association
America is currently in the midst of a pandemic that threatens to upend life as we know it. There is a great chance that many aspects of contemporary life will change for the foreseeable future. How will we live? How will we work? How will we learn? All of these questions remain unanswered. Thankfully, our…
AUTONOMY AT WORK: Working With People and Big Data to Make the Right Choices
Autonomy and choice is the future of work. In 2016 Louise Sharp, Principal At HLW and I presented at the Future Office conference in LA on this thesis. Many themes are relevant still today. To support our claim, we used HLW projects and other market trends showcasing users desire for choice, flexibility, personalization and porosity….
WORKPLACE AS A SERVICE: WeWork presents at University of Michigan
Liz Burow, Jesse Ganes and Josh Emig present the methodology of WeWork design and innovation to the University of Michigan, hosted by the Ross School of Business and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. The event details and presentation video can be viewed here. Event Abstract: By combining the physical and digital infrastructures…
THE SCIENCE OF SPACE: The mechanics behind the vibe at WeWork
At WeWork our goal in Workplace Strategy and Design Research is to design with rigor and metrics the magic people felt as they walked into a WeWork location. Our Science of Space lecture and article dig into the mechanics and metrics behind this feeling and invite people to add these elements to their own work…
WHAT GREAT OFFICE DESIGN ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE: Video, Harvard Business Review August 2016
A follow up to the 7 FACTORS OF GREAT OFFICE DESIGN article by HBR, this HBR explainer video explains how the concept work and the different attributes to look for as you design an office space with purpose and intention.
THE 7 FACTORS OF GREAT OFFICE DESIGN: Harvard Business Review
This Article originally appeared in Harvard Business Review, May 20, 2016 written by Peter Bacevice, Liz Burow and Mat Triebner