From Sam Aquillano
Executive Director, Design Museum Foundation
Engaging, collaborative workplaces that inspire productivity are quickly becoming the new norm. At a time when only 30% of people feel engaged in their work, reinventing the workplace is imperative, and good design can make a real impact.
The days of cubicle office culture are outdated and businesses are searching for new alternatives to meet the rapidly-changing demands of office culture. When done effectively, well-designed workspaces can elevate employees’ quality of life and ultimately translate into higher productivity and increased revenue.
That’s why now is the perfect time for us to launch the Center for Workplace Innovation in conjunction with Jamestown, L.P.
The Center will demonstrate how design and innovation can transform the way we work, and will serve as a hub for collaboration in workplace culture. The Center will serve as a platform for thought leadership to advance the initiative through articles, videos, interviews, and multimedia content — coupled with an annual signature event known as the Workplace Innovation Summit, where multi-disciplinary thought leaders will gather for keynote presentations, discussions, demonstrations, and workshops.
We have the perfect launch pad at the Innovation and Design Building in the vibrant Seaport district. It is home to the Boston Design Center and so many architecture and creative technology firms at the forefront of workplace innovation. That’s why we’re so excited to help pioneer this project and see this longtime vision finally become a reality right here in Boston. We don’t see it ending here though, as we already have plans to take the Center to San Francisco next year.
We hope you can join us Tuesday, April 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Innovation and Design Building as we celebrate the official launch of the Center for Workplace Innovation. The event is free and open to the public, and is being held in conjunction with Boston Design Week.