Disrupting Norms: Redefining Healthy Workplaces with Elizabeth Nelson
Author Jessica Swanepoel  | 

Redefining Healthy Workspaces: A Conversation with Elizabeth Nelson

In the latest episode of The Unworking Podcast, we had the pleasure of hosting Elizabeth Nelson, a visionary in the realm of healthy office strategies and workplace innovation. Join us as we explore Elizabeth’s transformative journey, insights, and vision for redefining healthy office spaces.

A Journey of Innovation: Elizabeth’s journey is a testament to the power of disruption and experimentation. From her background in advertising to her groundbreaking research in biomedical engineering and psychology, Elizabeth’s diverse experiences have shaped her unique perspective on designing thriving work environments.

Reflecting on her journey, Elizabeth shares, “I never thought I would work in the realm of healthy office spaces, but my passion for creating spaces that nurture well-being and foster collaboration led me down this path.”

Experimentation and Adaptation: Elizabeth is a firm believer in the power of experimentation and embracing failure as a stepping stone to success. Through her experiments, she has discovered the importance of tailoring office spaces to meet the diverse needs of individuals, from introverts craving solitude to extroverts thriving in collaborative environments.

Discussing her approach to experimentation, Elizabeth emphasizes, “We need to be willing to challenge the status quo and explore unconventional solutions. Failure is not the end but rather the beginning of innovation.”

Balancing Technology and Human-Centric Design: In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, technology plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of work. However, Elizabeth advocates for maintaining a human-centric approach to design, ensuring that technology enhances rather than replaces human interaction and well-being.

“We must keep the focus on the humans in the building,” says Elizabeth. “Technology should empower individuals to thrive and collaborate, not detract from their well-being.”

Breaking Rules and Embracing Creativity: Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for breaking rules and challenging norms in the pursuit of innovation. From reimagining restroom designs to accommodating diverse work styles, Elizabeth encourages designers to think outside the box and push the boundaries of traditional office design.

“Creativity thrives when we break free from constraints and embrace new possibilities,” asserts Elizabeth. “We must be willing to challenge norms and reimagine the future of work.”

Looking Towards the Future: As we navigate the future of work, Elizabeth envisions a world where office spaces prioritize well-being, collaboration, and sustainability. She believes that by embracing experimentation, technology, and creativity, we can create thriving work environments that empower individuals to reach their full potential.

“I am optimistic about the future of work,” says Elizabeth. “By redefining healthy office spaces and embracing innovation, we can create environments where individuals can thrive, collaborate, and innovate.”


Join us in this enlightening conversation with Elizabeth Nelson on The Unworking Podcast. Subscribe now to explore the future of work and discover insights from visionary leaders shaping the workplace of tomorrow.