- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 5, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470713836
- ISBN-13: 978-0470713839
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.8 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #635,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I Wish I Worked There!: A Look Inside the Most Creative Spaces in Business 1st Edition
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About the Author
Kursty Groves is a design & innovation consultant, presenter and co-founder of Headspace, a consultancy specialising in sourcing, designing and managing creative spaces for business. Whilst researching this book, Kursty learned that even the most creative organisations still need to go off-site for inspiration and has since launched the creative venue finder www.spacehopper.com. Kursty has also taken her experience to a wider audience through broadcasting. Her television credits include: BBC's That's Genius!, Young Foresight, Teachers' TV and Channel Four's Design Challenge.
Will Knight is a freelance designer and illustrator, whose rich experience ranges from product development of new telecoms devices to character design and storyboarding for animation. His clients include global brands, leading advertising and media agencies, design consultancies, animation and film studios. Will is also the founder of Brew, a London- and New York-based creative collective.
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-- It is FILLED with incredible photos and inspiring images of innovative workplaces.
-- It is rich with insights and themes that are common to creative spaces.
-- It distinguishes between spaces for reflection, innovation, collaboration and play.
-- It proves there is no ONE way to create environments for high-engagement.
-- It provides inspiration for anyone in any organization/industry who wants to enhance their workplace to bring out the best in their people.
In short, Kursty Groves, in collaboration with Will Knight and photographs by Edward Denison, has written a provocative, inspiring and practical book. She has done the footwork and put on the miles so the rest of us don't have to. We can simply flip through the pages of this rich book to see what the best of the best are doing to attract, retain and inspire their employees.
By the end, you will have hundreds of ideas to transform your own workplace, regardless of your resources, into one that stretches your imagination and makes others "wish they worked there!"
Author, From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement