Thinking Design Interview

April 1st, 2010

Kursty was interviewed by Jeffrey Gangemi for his blog, Thinking Design.

Talk Radio Europe’s Hannah Murray interviews Kursty

April 1st, 2010

Talk Europe is Spain’s largest English-speaking radio network,broadcasting to over half a million listeners.¬† Kursty spoke on the Hannah Murray Show today about the inspiring workplaces in I Wish I Worked There!

Sean Moncrieff chats to Kursty on Newstalk

March 16th, 2010

Kursty spoke with Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk 106-108fm, Ireland’s National Independent Talk Radio today about what motivates people to do great work and how the environment can support.¬† Listen here.

IWIWT Launch Event at Sony Music’s HQ in London

March 12th, 2010

Last night’s launch of the I Wish I Worked There! book was absolutely buzzing!¬† Sony Music kindly donated their gorgeous cafeteria-cum-gig space and threw many hands on deck to help accommodate almost 350 people from the innovative corporations as well as design and creative agencies.

Giant-sized ‘Polaroids’ depicting scenes from the book that represented all 20 featured businesses and over-sized ‘Post-it’ notes displayed gallery-style overlooked the champagne that was flowing and fresh, chilled Innocent smoothies.

Emma Pike, VP Industry Relations at Sony Music welcomed guests and spoke about the impact that this new space has had on boosting the company’s culture and its ability to innovate.¬† Helen Castle, Executive Commissioning Editor at John Wiley & Sons acknowledged the work, commitment and the airmiles that went into researching the book, and finally Kursty Groves (IWIWT author) shared some snippets from each of the inspiring workplaces she visited.

It was a fun event, and hopefully one that will inspire people to make their workspaces better and spread the word about the book!

Photography by Magnus Arrevad

Kursty talks to ‘Foxy’ on BBC Radio 2

March 5th, 2010

Rebecca ‘Foxy’ Pike interviewed Kursty Groves on Simon Mayo’s Drivetime about how effective the working environment can be to boost employee morale and productivity.

Changeboard

March 2nd, 2010

HR Recruitment specialists Changeboard are featuring an excerpt on the Lego Group here.

A short book ‘trailer’

February 26th, 2010

Wiley’s in-house broadcasting team created two films: a 45 second ‘commercial’ and a 3.5 minute more informative piece that share a bit of what you’ll find in the book. ¬†We filmed at Innocent Drinks and Sony Music in London – on the snowiest day the London has seen in years!¬† Check it out: http://bit.ly/IWIWT_short_film

Innovation Beehive Interview

February 24th, 2010

Kursty was interviewed by the lovely Mok at Innovation Beehive.

Book launching March 2010!

December 22nd, 2009

I Wish I Worked There!: A Look Inside the Most Creative Spaces in Business. Kursty Groves, Edward Denison (Photographer) with Will Knight

I Wish I Worked There! reveals the world’s most inspiring and innovative places to work, investigating twenty famous brands that place innovation at the heart of their culture. Easy-to-adopt principles facilitate the design, creation, or finding of spaces that are conducive to different types of creative activity, namely: Reflection, Collaboration, Stimulation, and Play. Never before has a title looked specifically at how the working environment fosters the flow of ideas from both practical and emotional perspectives – with business results.

Launching March 2010. Buy it now!

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