The way we work is changing. Are you ready?

The Way We Work is a candid conversation about the forces reshaping our careers, workplaces, and world. Hear from fascinating thinkers from across the business landscape as we explore the intersection of our lives and livelihoods in an ever-shifting economy.


11: Rachelle Schoessler Lynn | How We Return to the Office

Now more than ever before, our workplaces are experiencing massive change. As a result of the coronavirus, our offices have been turned upside down and literally, shut down.

The global pandemic has forced us all to ask some very basic questions. What changes do we need to make to our workplaces to help our society return to work? And, how do we keep our employees safe? Rachelle Schoessler Lynn is the Workplace Director at Gensler, a global architecture, design, and planning firm with more than 5,000 professionals spread across the globe. At Gensler, she helps design workspaces that keep the health and well-being of employees top of mind.

In this episode, I talk to Rachelle about the impact the global pandemic has had on our workplaces, the key considerations needed for us to return to work, and what we can learn from China’s plans to get employees back to the office. Take a listen to my conversation with Rachelle Schoessler Lynn of Gensler.

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The Way We Work with Brendon Schrader

Entrepreneur and CEO Brendon Schrader launched TWWW to explore the changing face of work through conversations with people on the frontlines. The program began as an interview and speaker series and grew into a podcast in 2019.

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“However we fit into the business ecosystem, from employees to independent workers to corporate leaders, it’s an exciting and complicated time in the workplace. I want to talk about where we’re going, why it matters and how we can all be more happy and fulfilled at work.”

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The Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota is a recognized leader in business education and research. Established in 1919 and located in Minneapolis, the Carlson School is committed to developing leaders who believe business is a force for good through experiential learning, international education, and the school’s strong ties to the Twin Cities business community.

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