Podcast: The British new wave and the evolution of the workplace

In this podcast I talk to Mark Eltringham about British music, which leads to a discussion about bands from the early days of new wave in Liverpool, including Echo & The Bunnymen. The evolution of music serves as a metaphor which leads to a conversation about the history of the workplace where Mark shares his perspective on some of the founding thought leaders in our modern sector. I ask him about today’s places of work and Mark references a recent report from Chris Hood of AWA, Kate Lister of Global Workplace Analytics and Haworth while also sharing some research provided by Leesman Index. We talk about the blurring of the lines and need for collaboration across departments inside organizations, the relationship between facilities management and workplace as a whole, while also discussing the controversy in the UK about the future of the FM sector.

This episode provides many insights on marketplace trends, the evolution of design, and information to help you keep up with the fast-moving business environment of today.

Image: Cover art for Echo &The Bunnymen’s second album Heaven Up Here.


Mike Petrusky is a podcaster, employee experience enthusiast and speaker focusing on workplace innovation. You can contact him at iOfficeCorp or on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikepetrusky/.  Follow the “Workplace Innovator” podcast on Spotify