Calling all educators. Steelcase Education seeks partners in active learning who are ready to use their physical classroom space to advance learning in new and important ways.
Along with Apple iPad Pro and Microsoft Lumina 950 XL, Brody has been recoognized as one of the Top 10 business products of 2015. The author writes, “Hello serious productivity, right? This new take on the cubicle insulates you from all distractions.”
Steelcase CEO, Jim Keane, and John Fikany, Microsoft vice president join the stage with Forbes to discuss how we work, productivity and employee disengagement. Mr. Fikany said it best, “Space really does matter. Places Matter.”
We’re honored to announce Brody and Thread as receipients of the 2015 IIDEXCanada Innovation Award. A place to find inspiration, IIDEXCanada is Canada’s largest National Design + Architecture Exposition & Conference presented by IDC, Interior Designers of Canada and RAIC, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
Steelcase products and spaces were recognized as “Best of Year” by Interior Design magazine at their annual awards. Brody WorkLounge and the Grand Rapids Business Center, designed with Shimoda Design Group, were winners in their categories, while Thread and the Grand Rapids Business Center were honorees.
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.”
Learning begins with attention, but attention is not always easy to come by especially in large university classes. Our research has found that active learning spaces and pedagogies could help.Read full story
Many patient rooms are in need of a facelift, having evolved little over the years despite changing needs and new technology. As the next generation of patient rooms come onboard, new designs based on human-centric principles are improving patient, family and clinician experiences.Patient Rooms: A Positive Prognosis
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.