Design Workspaces that Mitigate Distraction

Design Workspaces that Mitigate Distraction

The environments in which we work and learn are full of distractions. As designers, it’s our job to create spaces that mitigate these distractions and enable and inspire people to do and be their best.

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New Insight into the Patient Experience

New Insight into the Patient Experience

Steelcase Health researchers have found that positive waiting experiences and space design can enhance the patient experience and the perception of quality of care. Insights show how to use these transition spaces to improve the patient experience.

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Apply for 2016 Active Learning Center Grant

Apply for 2016 Active Learning Center Grant

We have a passion for understanding how learning takes place and how smarter, active learning spaces can help. That’s why we’re happy to announce we will offer grants for Active Learning Centers again in 2016.

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News

Deadline Approaching. Active Learning Center Grant by Steelcase Education.

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.

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Corporate Sustainability Report 2015

For more than a century, Steelcase has believed in the power of people. Every day, in locations around the globe, we work to unlock human promise and create meaningful, lasting change.

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Brody Listed in Top Ten of 2015

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.”

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Jim Keane and John Fikany Join the Stage with Forbes to Discuss How We Work

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.”

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IIDEXCanada Innovation Awards

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.

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Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards Recognize Steelcase

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.

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Steelcase WorkLife Center Toronto Wins an International Green Interior Award

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.

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How to Fight Learned Helplessness at Work

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.

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Could Having a Best Friend at Work Help Increase Productivity?

Gallup’s recent research suggests that having a best friend at work can help you become more engaged and create a more productive workplace.

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Steelcase CEO, Jim Keane, Discusses Meaningful Work

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.

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Susan Cain Quiet Spaces: An Option for Introverts

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.

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The Huffington Post Points to Steelcase Research as it Discusses the Need for Privacy in the Workplace

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.”

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New Insights

Verb and Node

Learning Begins with Attention. Attention Begins with Active Learning?

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.

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WMCAT Makers Space

Making Way for Making in Education

The fast-growing maker movement is adding a new twist to concepts about active, hands-on learning.

Making Way for Making in Education
360 Magazine

Reinventing What Privacy Means

Steelcase researchers framed the basic psychological context for individual privacy into two spheres: information control —what others can know about us —and stimulation control—managing distractions.

Reinventing What Privacy Means
360 Magazine

Too Much Noise

In offices, irritating noise can come from all kinds of sources: air conditioning, obnoxious ringtones, traffic, nearby construction, unsophisticated sound-masking systems and—especially—from other people’s voices.

Too Much Noise
360 Issue 67

Wellbeing: A Bottom Line Issue

Driving the need for these skills is the complexity of problems that organizations face today, and the demand for innovation that is no longer the turf of elite, top brands. Innovation is critical to drive bottom line results.

Wellbeing: A Bottom Line Issue
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Patient Rooms: A Positive Prognosis

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

Featured Products

Thread

Thread

Thread simplifies power distribution, providing power to the devices we use and the places where we work and learn.

Thread
Susan Cain Quiet Spaces

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.

Quiet Spaces

Verb + Node

Verb

Verb is an integrated collection of classroom furniture including tables, whiteboards, and instructor lectern and desk stations designed to support a full range of teaching and learning styles.

Verb
Sync and Verge

Sync

Designed to support clinicians in action, Sync workstations facilitate collaboration between colleagues, connection to patients and access to technology and information.

Sync
LessThanFive Chair

LessThanFive Chair

Crafted from carbon fiber, the LessThanFive Chair is simple and refined, yet strong and adaptable.

LessThanFive Chair

Campfire Footrest

Campfire Footrest

Lean back, feet up. Get comfortable with Footrest.

Campfire Footrest