Podcast: Do You Miss The Office?

Do you miss the office? What do you miss the most? And the least? Our work environments were already evolving before the pandemic, but the events of the past year have obliged us to completely rethink their form and function.

In this podcast series, presented by the real estate investment company Ivanhoé Cambridge, world-class experts – architects, business leaders, behavioral psychologists, data analytics specialists and many others – discuss the future of the office and our expectations of these spaces.

Led by Annie Bergeron, Design Director and Principal at Gensler, they talk about technology and productivity, collaboration and community, and above all why well-being at work is vital. This series is produced by Sid Lee.

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Episode 1: Rethink the workplace

This week, Annie Bergeron meets with Sylvain Fortier, Chief Investment and Innovation Officer at Ivanhoé Cambridge. Mr. Fortier discusses the importance of micro-interactions at the office, the relevance of neighbourhood life, employees’ new expectations and the various innovations employers will need to think about to retain their talent.

Episode 2: Technology and innovation

In a post-COVID world, what can we learn from these companies who soared during the pandemic? In the second instalment of the series, Annie Bergeron, Partner and Designer at Gensler Toronto, sits down with Ken Caplan from Blackstone Real Estate, Jennifer Magnolfi from Programmable Habitats and Sylvain Fortier from Ivanhoe Cambridge to discuss what the technology and life sciences sectors can teach us about the office of the future.