The Importance of Place and Space, with Rachael Stott

On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we’ll be looking at the importance of place and space with Rachael Stott of Refraction. Among the topics we’ll discuss are how the physical environment of a workplace can have a marked impact on the performance of the teams that work in it, some of the research Rachael conducted over the course of a 3-year period to come to some of these conclusions, why the angle at which a chair can recline can actually influence the way meetings unfold, and how all of these ideas are being put into practice at a co-working space in Northern Virginia called Refraction.

Rachael Stott joins us to talk about all of this and more. Rachael is the Director of Refraction, a co-working space in Reston, VA for business leaders, creatives, and philanthropists. Refraction is a curated hub of creativity, collaboration, and innovation that helps businesses build more dynamic teams and grow their company.

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About The Innovation Engine

Since 2014, 3Pillar has published The Innovation Engine, a podcast that sees a wide range of innovation experts come on to discuss topics that include technology, leadership, and company culture. You can download and subscribe to The Innovation Engine on iTunes. You can also tun in via the podcast’s home on Stitcher Radio or SoundCloud to listen online, via Android or iOS, or on any device supporting a mobile browser. You can download The Innovation Engine‘s dedicated iOS app from the iTunes App store, and you can subscribe to receive new episodes in your inbox each time one is published.

Will Sherlin

Will Sherlin

Senior Manager of Digital Marketing

Will Sherlin is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at 3Pillar Global. He oversees the 3Pillar website and other web properties, hosts 3Pillar’s ‘Innovation Engine’ podcast, and manages 3Pillar’s social media accounts. Prior to its acquisition by 3Pillar, Will was an Account Manager at PointAbout, a DC-based mobile app boutique that specialized in developing iPhone and iPad apps. He holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina.

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