Melissa Marsh is founder and executive director of PLASTARC, and senior managing director of occupant experience for Savills Studley. PLASTARC is a workplace innovation and organizational strategy firm helping clients leverage their spaces for optimal experience and performance through the power of social research and design analytics. Savills Studley is the nation's leading commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation.
Teresa Whitney is an environmental social psychologist and the "geek in residence" at PLASTARC. She specializes in user-centric design research, socio-spatial intergroup relations, decision-making, and cross-cultural communication. Dr. Whitney is passionate about methodological development, mixed method research, and placing the user at the center of the research process.
Traditional management practices put way too many barriers in front of employees. We’ve got to rethink our role as workplace professionals to focus our attention on leveraging human talent — on creating workplaces that enable people to be productive, to collaborate with each other, and to invent new ideas.