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Mark Bryan

Director of Innovation + Research, Senior Interior Designer + Certified FuturistMA Design

Columbus, Ohio Area

Member Since April 2022


Change Management


Certified Futurist, Mark Bryan leads MA Design’s Futurism services, using innovation and research to create personalized data-driven solutions and future-driven forecasts to solve now for what is to come next for his client’s companies. As the Director of Innovation and Research, Mark uses his work to predict, and protect, what inevitable change means for the future. As a Futurist, Mark helps businesses by becoming recession proof, providing data to make value driven decisions, and building organizational alignment for strategic growth plans. As a founding member of the IIDA (International Interior Designer Association) Equity Council, NCIDQ Certified Senior Interior and 2022 40 Under 40 Winner, Mark understands the principles of psychology and human behavior that shape change and create a future of growth.

Published content

Four ways to attract and retain new talent


Show your company’s values by helping current and future employees see where their opportunities lie today and in the future.

13 reasons business leaders are ready to resume in-person networking

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Leaders (and their teams) can see significant benefits from participating in industry social settings. In its earliest stages, the Covid-19 global pandemic forced business leaders everywhere to put domestic and international travel plans on hold and cancel their annual in-person conferences until further notice. As creative virtual teams came to the rescue with alternative solutions that went off without a hitch, on-site events eventually returned, slowly, in the process. Although some executives may be hesitant about re-engaging—even after a few years, others are excited about their upcoming speaking engagements or networking prospects alongside longtime industry friends and peers they have missed. Whether it's sharing industry knowledge with the next generation of leaders, landing a feature interview for publication, or identifying a future potential business partner, the following Fast Company Executive Board members below are here to support their reasons for returning to the main stage as a guest panelist and how being back in the building is impacting their continued career growth.

Launching a podcast? Try these 14 tips for greater exposure

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Brands that want to capitalize on the popularity of podcasts need a solid strategy for reaching and growing an audience. Whether they're business-focused, educational or just for entertainment, podcasts have become one of the most popular content mediums in recent years. Businesses can leverage the podcast format to connect with their customers in new and exciting ways -- but it has to be done well. There are already many popular podcasts out there, so your brand must be able to differentiate itself from the rest. Below, 14 Fast Company Executive Board leaders shared their best tips for launching a successful podcast to increase your brand exposure.

13 competitive benefits even new businesses can offer

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Salary alone isn't enough to attract and retain top talent amid the Great Recession. You need great benefits, too. Over the course of the last few years, employees' values and priorities for their work lives have shifted. Many are searching for employers that will provide them with not only a competitive salary but comprehensive benefits that offer them balance, stability and overall well-being. As the labor pool continues to tighten, it's essential to make your business stand out to top-notch talent by providing competitive benefits, especially if your business is just starting out. To that end, 13 members of Fast Company Executive Board each described how new businesses can provide a solid benefits package for employees without breaking the bank.

Future-proof your company with a cultural analysis


The benefits of doing a cultural analyzation allow for planned, future-led strategies that can improve your internal communications, help identify areas of process opportunity, establish what your culture should look like today and tomorrow, and make work more meaningful for everyone.

14 ways AI is changing the way leaders do business

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It's a new day in the workplace—with creative focus time increasing and mundane manual duties decreasing. As the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in the marketplace continue to evolve, more and more organizations are finally starting to see the light.  Whether it's lightening the load for staff members who desire to focus on more meaningful assignments or it's developing a quicker strategy to turnaround data analysis results you're ready to discuss with the team, AI can serve a crucial purpose in helping the business to steadily move forward, improve customer satisfaction and revamp its image. Here, Fast Company Executive Board members weigh in on how their use of AI has help their companies spark innovation and improve business performance.

Company details

MA Design

Company bio

At MA Design, we design for the future, seeking to enhance communities and to elevate human experiences. Over the course of four decades, MA’s progressive design and development vision can be seen in our diverse portfolio which features a list of ground-breaking and award-winning projects that span a broad range of industry segments, including mixed-use, multi-family residential, retail, community, workplace, healthcare, higher education, and senior living. Through a collaborative and holistic creative process, we push boundaries to deliver remarkable built environments tailored to meet client needs. Today, an experienced team practices MA’s approach of enriching lives through innovative design.

Area of focus

Interior Design

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