Why do we sometimes work well and at other times not so well? Why do some inspirational companies instead of logging hours worked measure the probability of chance meetings with colleagues in the building, and how this pays off for them? How should remote working be approached in this age of modern technologies and innovation? What differentiates the most productive teams from the others, and what role does work environment play in this? These issues will be addressed by psychologist and cofounder of consultancy firm JuiceUP, Ivo Hrdina.
“Give me a dozen healthy infants, and I’ll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select—doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant, chief and, yes, even beggar-man and thief…” With this claim psychologist John Watson entered into history with his straightforward and unbounded faith in the power of environment to shape and form a person.
“Today, a hundred years later, we already know that the world is not back and white; it has its shades and everything needs to be seen in context. An environment on its own does not make a person, and nor does an excellent company. A person is a product innate genetic makeup and the influence of the environment working hand in hand. An excellent company is the product of the people who created it and also the well laid out and functional environment in which people like to work,“ says Ivo Hrdina.