Nina Fountain

Founder and Workplace Strategist

Workplace Makers Podcast: Innovation management for workplaces with Janet Sernack

https://youtu.be/jOwG1cNBkHw A lot of organisations say collaboration is important to them. It probably is. Yet unfortunately their workspaces and the way they work in their space can undo this powerful message.  Janet Sernack is a global expert on innovation. We are thrilled to share her wisdom and experience on the Workplace Makers podcast. Janet’s view …

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Workplace Makers Podcast: Making workplaces the place to be with Sandra Poelman

https://youtu.be/S_UEqLX_6Zo Our children, nieces and nephews are fun machines. They’re constantly in search of fun. Too young for responsibility, they delight in the small things and they instantly know when something is boring.  We grow up and somehow we lose that. We get responsibility, a job, status and drive and what we truly enjoy can …

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Workplace Makers Podcast: The IT department as translator with Paul Butterworth

https://youtu.be/cS-YjdTsjvQ Those moments when you arrive at your computer and it takes you 15 minutes to get into anything productive… And not because you’re distracted by a coworker. But because your computer is stuck for 15 minutes on loading, hand-offs and sign-ins that seem to need to go around the planet 365 times before you’ll …

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Workplace Makers Podcast: Classic pitfalls in workplace programs with Paul Irwin

https://youtu.be/i2D8AFJUrw8 Paul Irwin is an experienced workplace program manager with an equally rich background of experience in IT project management.  Paul has seen all kinds of mistakes and successes with workplace programs.  It was a real treat to delve into his insights around what tends to get in the way of success; how workplace programs …

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Workplace Makers Podcast: Getting executive buy-in with Fiona van Graan

https://youtu.be/UYyu84ew5yE Workplace transformations can be easily stymied by a lack of executive buy-in. Workplace redesigns are nothing if not complex. Property, ICT, People and Culture and Change workstreams all work together on the unique problem of how to design a fit-for-purpose workplace. Added to that complexity, executive teams don’t always recognise the challenges or support needed …

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