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Kursty Groves

Author at I Wish I Worked There! A look Inside the Most Creative Spaces in Business


An award winning designer, innovation consultant, author, TV presenter, speaker, professor and workplace strategy advisor. 

Kursty’s particular passion is in helping organisations to cultivate the right cultural and physical environments to support innovation.

5 years as a product innovation consultant at industrial design firm PDD, Kursty spent 7 years with global innovation agency, ?WhatIf!, first in London then in New York co-building the Innovation Capability team. Her experience includes designing & running creativity workshops, driving innovation and internal transformation projects and coaching senior executives around innovation culture issues.

In her book, I Wish I Worked There! – A Look Inside the Most Creative Spaces in Business (2010), Kursty went behind the scenes of the world’s most innovative companies, uncovering insights that drive their success.  Her latest book, Spaces for Innovation: The Design and Science of Inspiring Environments (2016), commissioned by independent innovation foundation Nesta, guides leaders and designers alike through the important elements that make effective environments for exceptional work performance.

 Kursty is launching a comprehensive programme of workshops and events, tools, site visits and executive learning to support the creation of effective and business focused environments for future-facing organisations. 

Appointed in 2013 as adjunct professor at the IE University in Madrid, she is running a Masters in of Agile Work Space Design on a joint course between the Architecture & Design and Business Schools.

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