Conversations about the future of work
Our Looking Forward podcast explores the dynamics that are reshaping work and life today with expert guests from workplace strategy, corporate property, design, and more.
About Ryan Anderson
With nearly 30 years of experience in the contract furnishings industry, Ryan is VP of Global Research and Insights at MillerKnoll. His team focuses on helping organisations create more desirable, productive and healthy work experiences for their people.
We put this podcast together as a digestible and hopefully interesting way to explore big topics related to the changing nature of work and workplace.
Ryan Anderson, Host
Host Ryan Anderson and guests move beyond return-to-office to discuss ways organisations can reimagine the office to work better for everyone.
Season 2 wrap-up
From 5 October 2022: Host Ryan Anderson puts a bow on season 2 by sharing data that challenges listeners to shift their focus from returning to the office, and towards a reimagining of the office for this new era of work.
The metaverse demystified
From 28 September 2022: Digital marketing strategist Chris Coleman joins the podcast to share a digestible explainer of all things Web3, from blockchains and NFTs to what it all means for the future of business.
Workplace strategy for employee experience
From 21 September 2022: Leading workplace strategist Corinne Murray joins the podcast to discuss several approaches employers can use to evaluate both the built and social work environments in order to improve employee experience.
How human experience can reshape property
From 14 September 2022: Corporate property executive Ronen Journo joins Ryan to discuss how companies can better realise the value of the built environment by focusing on the experiences of the people who use it.
Moving beyond accommodation
From 7 September 2022: MillerKnoll team members Jolene De Jong and Joseph White collaborated on a white paper for CRE Journal. In it – and in this episode – they unpack the need for greater acceptance of inclusive design.
The business case for flexible working
From 31 August 2022: Our guest for this episode, Cali Williams Yost, spent more than 27 years helping organisations reimagine not just where, but also how and when their people work to improve performance and well-being.
Expanding the concept of workplace
From 17 August 2022: Craig Robinson brings more than 20 years of experience in commercial property to a conversation about ways to support optionality, flexibility and environments that promote belonging and purpose.
Fixing what's broken
From 3 August 2022: Leadership expert Debbie Lovich joins Ryan to discuss the need for leaders to model flexibility, how our reasons for being in the office today have increased demand for shared space and more.
The pros of dynamic work
From 27 July 2022: Samantha Fisher brings her expertise in dynamic work to an insightful conversation about how flexible schedules and environments encourage productivity, equity and empowerment.
Rethinking the future of offices
From 13 July 2022: A self-proclaimed "accidental workplace strategist," Phil Kirschner joins Ryan to discuss the need for executive-level change management, for widening our perception of what "hybrid" means, and more.
The science of social connection
6 July 2022: Kristin Leimgruber, PhD, joins the podcast to explore the link between the rise in workplace burnout and the decline of social connection at work. She also offers strategies for strengthening social connection.
Season 2 preview
From 6 June 2022: Host Ryan Anderson sets the stage for season 2 by answering the two questions he's asked most frequently: What is the current state of return-to-office? And what does it mean for the future of the workplace?