Steelcase’s WorkLife Center in Toronto, Canada was honored as a green project in the International Green Interior Awards. The awards recognize the benefits and beauty of integrating sustainable products in interior design.
For some organizations, learned helplessness means having a passive workforce that will do what they are told but are convinced that there are no opportunities, solutions, options or possibilities. A lot of people are not lazy, but instead feel somewhat helpless. This leads to a lack of employee engagement. It does not have to be this way. The work environment can help.
Gallup’s recent research suggests that having a best friend at work can help you become more engaged and create a more productive workplace.
According to a Gallup report, 87% of global workers are disengaged. This is enough for not just new, but all, CEOs to be concerned. Steelcase CEO, Jim Keane, addresses this topic through the lens of meaningful work, pointing to three different types of “meaning” leaders should embrace to move the needle in a positive direction.
The Financial Times recently reported that open spaces tend to be more fitting for extraverts, leaving introverts longing for more. As a solution, the article pointed to Susan Cain Quiet Spaces by Steelcace as an option for oganizations looking to meet the needs of introverts these open spaces.
The article, “To Work, Open Offices Need To Be A Little Less Open,” focuses on the importance of finding balance between open and private spaces. The auhtor quotes Steelcase researcher, Melanie Redman, stating that these workspaces must to go beyond the “one-size-fits-all” approach, and brings attention to the key insight that privacy is more than a good ideal; “it’s a basic fundamental human need.”
Vote for Brody, Thread, Campfire, and other Steelcase Products in this year’s Best of Year Awards. This annual award competition, hosted by Interior Design Magazine, recognizes exceptional product and project design within the design space. Public voting is open now through October 16 and determines finalists.
Wired UK took an inside look at our research and design teams and the creation of Brody WorkLounge, our newest innovation. See what they discovered in their October issue, online now.
Give us your feedback. We’re currently conducting a global survey to find out if people can concentrate at work, where they go to focus, rejuvenate, get inspired or activate and who or what are their biggest distractors in the workplace. We want to hear from you!
In the article, “Steelcase Equips the Office of the Future,” Entrepreneur highlights research-driven concepts centered around focus and wellbeing. The article brings attention to forward-thinking features such as audio control directly within the furniture and seating that’s smart enough to monitor one’s stress level.
Sean Corcorran, Steelcase Education general manager, will be presenting on the history of design thinking as well as its theories and applications at Grand Valley State University, in Grand Rapids, MI. The event will be held on Sept 29 from 6-6:45 pm in the Devos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.
Wellbeing is a competitive advantage in today’s business world. To achieve it, workers need mental and physical health, nurtured by a supportive environment that gives them the emotional capacity to interpret and experience events.Six Dimensions of Wellbeing in the Workplace
Traditional infusion therapy spaces seldom meet the unique safety, physical and emotional wellbeing needs of patients and care partners. Providing an ecosystem of spaces is the first step to solve for this problem.An Ecosystem of Spaces for Infusion Therapy
Is it really possible to ignite—or reclaim—a sense of “startup culture” in your workplace? With focused intentionality, passionate determination and a little spunk, we believe the answer is, “Absolutely.” Here are some tips to get you started.Igniting a Sense of Startup Culture
Susan Cain Quiet Spaces by Steelcase
Susan Cain Quiet Spaces by Steelcase offer five diverse ways to empower introverts at work. Each space supports specific postures and work modes, providing privacy and quiet by a carefully chosen range of architecture, furniture, materials and technology.
Crafted from carbon fiber, the <5_MY Chair is simple and refined, yet strong and adaptable.
Campfire Slim Table
Used as a return with Bivi, Slim Table provides space to get organized, and a discreet power outlet makes it easy to stay fully charged all day long.