Dezeen editor Amy Frearson spoke to Beck Johnson and John Scott of Haworth, Annie Lee of Environetics and Robin Landa, professor in the Michael Graves College at Kean University, in the talk hosted at Haworth's New York showroom.
The discussion explored Haworth's recent white paper titled Optimizing the Workplace for Innovation: Using Brain Science for Smart Design, which looks at how workplaces can be designed to increase productivity.
Dezeen spoke to Johnson and Scott about the research in an article published on Dezeen earlier today, the latest in a series produced by Dezeen in collaboration with Haworth, based on the company's white paper research documents.
By looking at how employees' brains function, Haworth's researchers concluded that companies need to provide different spaces to suit two very different types of workplace behaviour. One is the more concentrative mode of working, and the other includes more restful activities, which create opportunities for insight.