Gaja works as Workspace Design Consultant for the Berlin-based company Nudge&Leap, providing guidance to companies that believe in the physical environment as tool to foster employees´ creativity at work. Gaja had the chance to deepen her knowledge on workspace design by performing a doctoral research on the substantive and symbolic roles and effects of creative workspaces. After having completed an English-taught Graduate Programme in International Management at the Catholic University of Milan cum Laude, Gaja was granted a scholarship for a Co-Joint Doctoral Position promoted by the German Graduate School of Management and Law (Heilbronn) and the European University of Viadrina (Frankfurt-O). In cooperation with the firm Dark Horse Innovation, Gaja co-authored the book “New Workspace Playbook”, which was published in 2018. The book provides an overview of the changing corporate scenario and offers practical advices on how to enable different approaches to work through the design of physical work environments.
Interested in user-centered approaches, in 2015 Gaja completed her education in Design Thinking at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Potsdam. Gaja firmly believes that the application of this methodology, in combination with other agile methods, can be beneficial for Italian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises to innovate and (re)gain a competitive advantage. Gaja pursues this goal with Artexpo22 srl, her Italian-based company, which since 2017 is official partner of Nudge&Leap.
Since 2018, Gaja is a visiting professor for the Master in Digital Business Development, developed by the University of Bergamo.