Creativity is the fuel for innovation making it an essential ingredient for business growth. Listen as 360 editor Chris Congdon talks to Ralf Groene, general manager for Device Design for Microsoft, and James Ludwig, vice president of Global Design at Steelcase about the collaboration between the two organizations.Listen to podcast
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Steelcase celebrates its global sustainability performance with the release of its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report. This year, the company made continued progress on its environmental 2020 goals, set a record for employee volunteerism and received recognition for its leadership and innovation in circular economy principles.
Steelcase partnered with Gerald R. Ford International Airport to design new business centers and work-life lounges for travelers. These new spaces are part of a larger $45 million renovation project, known as the Gateway Transformation project, that the Grand Rapids airport has been implementing throughout the year.
Steelcase has again been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The recognition came after Steelcase earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Steelcase joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks on the 2018 report.
Steelcase today announced the opening of its newest Learning + Innovation Center (LINC), capping a multi-year effort to bring together employees and propel global growth.
Steelcase introduces Workplace Advisor and Personal Assistant, built on the Microsoft Azure IoT platform, helping organizations harness big data to create better workplaces for people.
Steelcase announces a new relationship with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, a leading home and hospitality furnishings brand known for its focus on comfort and timeless designs. Steelcase will offer a collection of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams products throughout the U.S. and Canada, with availability expected in November 2017.
Steelcase announces a relationship with FLOS, a renowned Italian lighting group with a collection of finely crafted decorative lighting including pendants, sconces, table & floor lamps. Steelcase will offer a collection of FLOS lighting throughout the U.S. and Canada, with availability expected in November 2017. FLOS lighting supplements an already extensive Steelcase portfolio, offering greater choice and consolidated distribution by the largest dealer network in the industry.
Steelcase was recognized today as one of the most community-minded companies in the nation as a part of the Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light. Steelcase also earned the honor in 2016.
Jenny Niemann, president and CEO of Forward Space, an independent Steelcase dealership in Chicago, has been nominated for a seat on the Steelcase Inc. Board of Directors. Niemann previously worked at Steelcase in the areas of marketing, operations and channel development leadership.
Todd Kelsey, president and CEO of Plexus Corp, is joining Steelcase’s Board of Directors. Plexus provides design and development, manufacturing and aftermarket services to four key market sectors. Kelsey’s expertise in technology-driven business initiatives make him an exceptional addition to the Steelcase board.
Steelcase and Microsoft Corp. have joined forces to explore the future of work, developing a range of technology-enabled spaces designed to help organizations foster creative thinking and better collaboration.