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Podcast: Building Collaboration Through the Future of Workplace Design


Barbara Boden, Managing Partner and co-founder of 4xi Global Consulting & Solutions shares some of her insights on how workplace design can shape the future of collaboration in the future of work.


In this latest 4xi Podcast, Barbara shares some of her insights and experiences from her 18 year career as global leader for employee amenities at JP Morgan Chase & Co, and previously with Aramark - leadership, future of workplace, operations, amenity design, and work experience.


Boden talks about her experience of building programs and amenities that drive engagement, collaboration, community, and ultimately delivers a great employee experience. How there is going to be a greater focus in the future on health, safety, and employee confidence as people re-enter the physical workplace.

"Food is the heart of all amenities, it is where people gather and at work in particular it's a place where people feel its acceptable to take a break, socialize, connect, and collaborate."

Turning spaces into places where people choose to be is the key as employers consider how to "magnetize" the workplace of the future. Johnson highlights the importance of not making assumptions on what people want but utilizing tools like Rungway to understand what people really think, and ART Health Solutions that provides data backed by science that provides the insights to design an employee experience that resonates, and succeeds in achieving the corporations ability to thrive and achieve long term strategic imperatives.


Boden predicts how the "War for Talent" will come back in a big way and how this moment in time represents an opportunity for organizations to design and re-set in how they think about the design of not just the work experience in the physical space but wherever that may be into the future.

"Companies that have the best engagement have 21% better profitability, 40% lift in productivity when employees are truly engaged."

In the Quick Fire Round, Barbara reveals her favorite hobby, her favorite brand, and her favorite food.

Listen to the Podcast with Barbara Boden, hosted by Customer Experience Leader Tony Johnson, HERE



Barbara Boden is Co-founder and Managing Partner of 4xi Global Consulting. Barbara assists companies with workplace solutions focusing on Amenity Design Strategy, Employee and Client Experience and Operational Improvements. 4XI bridges the gap between the architect, kitchen consultants, and operators to ensure the clients workplaces are designed and reimagined from the start.


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