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Disruptive Design: Work-Life Balance in a Hybrid Environment

This Design Museum LIVE virtual event features a panel discussion on how to find work-life balance in this new reality of hybrid work environments.
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Hybrid work is disruptive design. It “employs systems thinking…cognitive and behavioral sciences…ideation and design thinking to create activated approaches for making a positive impact in the world” (Acaroglu, 2016). This creative changemaking happening in our workplaces and in our lives allows us the opportunity to redesign and unlearn ways of working we’ve held onto for nearly a century. In tandem we are re-examining work–life balance. It has often been perceived as a conflict, instead of viewed as work–life integration with the balance constantly shifting (Wang, 2015). We are in a time where reframing and unlearning is at the forefront, and how we respond to this integration will dictate whether we can level the playing field in this new world of work. 

Join us on Friday, September 17, 12:00pm-1:30pm ET/9:00am-10:30am PT for our monthly Design Museum LIVE event. Disruptive Design: Work-Life Balance in a Hybrid Environment will start with an interactive movement exercise, followed by a panel discussion with Sheena Collier, Founder and CEO of The Collier Connection (TCC); Jon Levy, Behavioral Scientist and Author; Dimitrios Lagias, Partner in the Seattle office of The Boston Consulting Group. The conversation will be moderated by Tom Di Lillo, Regional Sales Manager, New England at Steelcase. We’ll close out the program with a reflection exercise. 

Design Museum LIVE is a monthly event series for Design Museum Everywhere members. Each event begins with a way to wake up and engage your design mind, followed by conversations with leading designers, panel discussions, interviews, live streams, or workshops.


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Sheena Collier is a super-connector, convener, and planner with over 15 years of experience in community organizing, partnership building, strategic event planning, and program development. As Founder and CEO of The Collier Connection (TCC), she designs innovative diversity, equity, & inclusion initiatives and events to help companies engage employees, customers, & suppliers of color. In 2020, Sheena founded Boston While Black (BWB), the first membership network for Boston-based Black professionals, entrepreneurs, and students who are seeking connection and community.  Sheena received her BA from Spelman College and her Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a proud board member of Jeremiah Program Boston, Union Capital Boston, and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, advisory board member of Boston Harbor Now, an investor in the Boston Ujima Fund, and member of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA).

Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in human connection, trust and influence. He is the author of the newly released New York Times Best Seller, You’re Invited: The Art & Science of Cultivating Influence, which explores how our ability to impact anything from longevity, and business, to social causes are a byproduct of our relationships, trust and a sense of belonging. Levy specializes in applying the latest research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and culture. His clients range from Fortune 500 brands to startups.

Dimitrios (Dimi) Lagias is a Partner in the Seattle office of The Boston Consulting Group. At BCG, he works exclusively with Financial Institutions clients, focusing on various topics around people strategy, funding, operations and technology. Dimitrios received his MBA at the Wharton Business School with concentrations in Finance and Management and was the recipient of the Morgenthau scholarship. He holds a BA in Economics with a dissertation in Slavic Languages from Harvard University.

Tom Di Lillo is an experienced Regional Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the furniture industry, skilled in furnishings, negotiation, sales, sales management, and management. Tom has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in communication from SUNY Albany.

Sep 17 • 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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All times are Eastern Time.

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Tom Di Lillo

Tom Di Lillo

Regional Sales Manager, New England, Steelcase

Sheena Collier

Sheena Collier

Founder and CEO,
The Collier Connection

Jon Levy

Jon Levy

Behavioral Scientist and Author

Dimitrios Lagias

Dimitrios Lagias

The Boston Consulting Group


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