Aurora Workspace

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About

Aurora Workspace is created to provide dynamic, adaptable, motivating and inspiring environment, methods and tools where togetherness and interaction is used to design and create new perspectives for business growth. Aurora Workspace fits the changing needs of the work and supports users throughout the creative process.

Aurora Workspace is your business growth partner. Your catalyst in solving complex business and organizational challenges. Aurora Workspace is a unique synthesis of the best business approaches, tools and methodologies for getting complex work done collaboratively.

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Aurora Workspace is more than just a meeting room or just another work method or group of industry professionals. It involves several domains – environment, information (deep know-know), people (stakeholders at all levels), and process (patented collaboration methods) – combined and field tested over 30 years in diverse notable business cases. Applications have included the turnaround, merger and development projects of large businesses (for instance UniCredit or Boeing); the repositioning of products and business models (Seagate); complex technical and social character projects (Nasa, Columbia University); the development of new products (3M, E&Y) and the implementation of high impact multiplayer work organisations (World Economic Forum).

  • The goal of the method is to make a total environment, physical, mental, informational, work flow, etc., within which individuals, teams and groups can work with minimal intervention and unintended consequences, effecting their result. We call this the “zone of emergence”.

    Matt Taylor
  • My belief is that design-thinking and open idea processes need a custom space to work best, to bring out the group-genius, especially to build a shared understanding, change behaviors, transform industries beyond pure computing products.

    Aleks Blumentals

Our services

“In the industrial age, an exemplary worker might produce 25% more than average; now, a great engineer may create two hundred times the value of an ordinary engineer,” Jay Cross. At Aurora Workspace we design and deliver a system of work that enables mapping and implementing tailored growth paths. Our partnership with Matt Taylor allows us to offer the number one in the world collaborative spaces and processes, field tested around the world.

DESIGN SESSION

A brief work session – less than a day in duration, used to articulate the questions to be addressed in a subsequent design process and one that is more narrowly focused. The same fundamental architecture that frames a DesignShopTM, adapted to fit into a one-day or half-day programme.

DESIGN SHOP

A specific process to release “group genius” greatly condensing the time it takes a team to move from problem definition to solutions. Taking place over 3 consecutive days (or more). DesignShopTM processes are used to address complex, systemic conditions that require collaboration and a holistic approach between tens or hundreds of people to move quickly from ideas to action.

AURORA VENTURES

We cherry-pick start-up and business turnaround cases that could have at least 10x (an order of magnitude) growth impact. Using design-thinking, co-creation and lean principles we create an ecosystem to manage the process in a unique way. Aurora Workspace provides catalyst elements
to make it happen.

AURORA EVENTS

Aurora Workspace designs the entire programme, from theme to logistics. Applications include Horizon 2020 projects, matchmaking, future visioning, foresight, conferences and learning sessions that focus on knowledge-sharing and new ways to connect.

By choosing Aurora Workspace as your environment, you are challenging yourself and your organization to achieve an entirely different approach to work. This environment is more than an incremental change from a traditional work environment. It represents a philosophical shift – in architecture, in business, in flexibility, and in humanism.

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How we work

Have you ever questioned the importance of environment, or the psychology of space, or even the use of music, the value of visualization, the significance of getting the right people in the room, of setting the right design principles from the start, and of course, of choosing a design process that best supports the objectives of the session/meeting? We keep asking these questions and build our way of working around them. The entire ecosystem is purposefully designed to combine right information with right environment, with right people securing the right process. Aurora Workspace is the ideal place for any organization or group to time-compress and increase the impact level of their initiatives.

“The environment must be requisite with the variety of human requirements in performing learning, design, and management tasks in the modern workplace. If the users require a 25m long wall to lay out a complex process that 40 people can see and comment on in real time, we must provide that.” Matt Taylor, co-founder of Aurora Workspace

Team leaders

Our Aurora Workspace resident team consists of individuals with ten to over thirty years of experience representing competences across diverse industries and business situations. Our backgrounds are in business, design, product development, facilitation, research, technology,finance, start-ups, design-thinking, marketing, social anthropology, psychology, organizational change and people engagement. Our co-founders are Rinalds Trukss, Aleks Blumentals, Matt Taylor and Gavin Peacock.

ALEKS BLUMENTALS

ALEKS BLUMENTALS

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RINALDS TRUKSS

RINALDS TRUKSS

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MATT TAYLOR

MATT TAYLOR

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GAVIN PEACOCK

GAVIN PEACOCK

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ALEKS BLUMENTALS

ALEKS BLUMENTALS

Co-founder

Aleks Blumentals is an organizational and business designer, consultant, coach and entrepreneur with over 25 years of practical experience across many countries, industries and operational areas, with keen insight in people and complex growth, innovation and development issues. Including years of experience at AT Kearney and Ernst & Young. He is a co-founder of Aurora Workspace, implementing the systems developed by Matt and Gail Taylor, to address growth, organizational change and product development challenges.

RINALDS TRUKSS

RINALDS TRUKSS

Co-founder

Rinalds Trukss is an entrepreneur, consultant and endurance athlete. He has more than ten years of experience in attracting financing for business development, start-up, and innovation projects from state supported programs, EU Funds programs, financial institutions and private investors. His deep personal interest and passion goes for picking existing business models, methods and finding new puzzle combinations. He calls himself a creative practitioner… in change management, business turnaround, new business model development and co-creation concepts. He is co-founder of Aurora Workspace, focused on investments, start-ups, financial solutions, sales and business development.

MATT TAYLOR

MATT TAYLOR

Co-founder

Matt Taylor is a designer, inventor, teacher, facilitator, sailor and entrepreneur. He has focused a fifty-two year career on the application of architectural design methods to solving complex, systemic problems found at the intersection of physical environments, ecologies, organizational practices and visionary ideas. Matt has developed and field-tested his approach in over 3,000 documented cases worldwide and is among the very top collaborative space and process architects in the World. His network of experienced practitioners that will support and use the Aurora Workspace consists of over 200 members (Valueweb).

GAVIN PEACOCK

GAVIN PEACOCK

CO-FOUNDER

Gavin Peacock has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, predominantly in Investment Banking Operations, in a variety of roles to VP-level, most recently with JP Morgan and previously with Barclays Capital, WestLB, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Salomon Brothers International. His roles spanned multiple asset classes and functions, in risk and control, trade and finance operations management, relationship management, collateral management, change projects, business analysis, and a wide range of new business initiatives in domestic and international markets. Grateful for his experiences and the learning gained during that time, in later years Gavin began to realize his purpose had grown, and felt called to connect and engage with others already doing impactful work contributing to individual, organizational and systemic change across the world.

Contacts

Aurora Workspace is located in the heart of Riga Old town. We have created a local "think alike" community bringing together start-up community TechHub, Nordic Council of Ministers' Norden, the well known restaurant 3 Pavari (3 chefs) into one house, creating an iconic collaborative environment branded Nordic House. This collaboration offers food experiences, a creative business start-up focus and rich ecosystem of connections to key companies and diplomatic partnerships.

 

 

Location

Aurora Workspace is located in the heart of Riga Old town (Kalku Street 12/14, Riga).