The C-Suite Spot
The C-Suite Spot
Nov 3, 2022
Pierre Ferrandon: Adapting environments and inspiring productivity in an age of change
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In this episode we discuss workplace productivity, adapting environments in the era dubbed ‘The Great Resignation’ and what leaders can do to future-proof businesses.

We also cover:

  • What metric CFOs need to pay more attention to when it comes to office ROI
  • The difference in sustainability measures for workspaces in New Zealand versus the world
  • Learnings and crystal-ball predictions of what the future workspace will – and must – look like

We hope you enjoy this chat with Emily Svadlenak, Pierre Ferrandon and Tristram Clayton! Make sure to like, rate and subscribe to the c-Suite Spot to stay up-to-date with all our episodes.

About our guest: Pierre Ferrandon

Pierre Ferrandon is an entrepreneur and head of research for Auckland-based Studio DB, a commercial fit-out and design service. He is also the CEO and founder of Omada, a new co-working brand focused on supporting the office industry’s transition to carbon 0. He brings a forward-thinking approach to imagining workspaces, covering everything from improving employee wellbeing and loyalty to increasing sustainability and productivity through great workplace design. With COVID having served as ‘The Great Reset’, office design and functionality is at the forefront of the global conversation and Pierre is passionate about business leaders ensuring they bring their staff with them as life continues to adapt.

Links mentions:

  1. Office utilisation in NZ post pandemic
  2. 5 work personas of Mckinsey
  3. The cost of wasted space
  4. Athens chief heat officer
  5. Office values will drop
  6. Diversity in workforce requirement and desires relating to the office, The Economist: – minutes 4:30 to 7 on hybrid work


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