The Future of Work: the Importance of Body Intelligence in Workplace Culture and Design, with Thea O'Connor

The Smart Community Podcast

By Zoe Eather

The Future of Work: the Importance of Body Intelligence in Workplace Culture and Design, with Thea O'Connor

Sunday, 13 October

In this episode, I had a wonderful chat with Thea O’Connor, a body advocate and Workplace Wellbeing and Productivity Advisor. Thea and I met last year at the Bellingen Ignite conference run but the RDA Mid-North Coast and it was great to chat again. In this episode Thea shares with us what sparked her interest in the link between technology and health, and the impacts of workplace culture on health and also productivity. She tells us why we need body intelligence in our personal lives and in our workplaces, as well as why we need more power naps! Thea shares with us some techniques that can improve the way we work into the future and cultivate Smarter workplaces now, as well as some tips and tricks to combat white collar fatigue. We also have a really interesting discussion about the opportunities and challenges in the uptake of designing workplaces to support human bodies and brains, and the dangers of the intense, hustle culture in the startup scene. We finish our chat discussing the emerging trend of designing algorithms and apps with the body in mind, and also the experiment I’m doing to try to break my phone addiction. As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it.
Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.community
Connect with Thea on LinkedIn or at Thea.com.au
Connect with me via email: hello@mysmart.community
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