There is a cultural movement in office design to create thoughtfully curated destinations that are more human-centered — focusing on design, materiality and performance. This is the first in a series of interviews with architects and designers discussing the evolution of the workplace.
It’s one thing to have an occasional case of the Mondays. It’s another for employees to simply be disengaged. Business News Daily points to the Steelcase Global Report, stating that designing an inspiring workplace may be just what employees need to get over the workday blues and to increase productivity. Do you agree?
According to supplyinsights.com, “the Supply Chains to Admire™ work is an annual study of supply chain excellence.” Showcasing the full report, the website notes that “it is a study of supply chain performance and improvement of publicly held companies.” Included in the list are top technology and food organizations as well as Steelcase, the only furniture organization.
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. The company’s expansive involvement in community programs led to the recognition.
Brody WorkLounge won a Silver award in the 2016 Edison Awards, which honor innovators and innovation across industries. The honor was announced on April 21, 2016 at a gala in New York.
The article, “Team Spirit” by The Economist points to the fact that that as work teams and collaboration, so does the complexity of managing those teams. The article states that a key factor in keeping employees engaged is providing to proper tools. Pointing to Steelcase research, one key tool is to give employees more control over where and how they work.
The article, “A Super Simple Way to Be Happy at Work,” by Huffington Post highlights that allowing employees to choose where they work ork can have greater benefits than once believed. Pointing to Steelcase research, the article states that not only does changing workplaces increase energy, choice and control may ultimately affect an employee’s passion.
Steelcase partnered with global research firm Ipsos to survey over 12,000 office workers in 17 countries about their work environment. Christine Congdon, editor of 360 Magazine, sat down with Katie Pace, host of 360 Real Time, to discuss the new Steelcase Global Workplace Report.
Inc. Magazine points to Steelcase research in support of balance between open plans and private workspaces. The research ultimately displays the success of offering employees choice and control over where they work, providing workspaces suitable for the task at hand.
Overwhelmingly, workers are rejecting the uninspiring sea of sameness that has come to be known as “the office.” This cultural movement is redefining the corporate workplace — from a singular focus on efficiency, towards a pluralistic approach that enriches the physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing of people.Find out more
The advent of the Internet of Things has led to smart homes and smart cars and accelerated the desire for smart + connected workplaces. In this episode of 360 Real Time, Scott Sadler, manager of integrated technologies discusses the future of smart + connected spaces and how thoughtfully integrated technologies can use data to improve the experience people have at work.Read the article
In the race for bigger, faster and better, innovation and creativity come at a price, demanding the brightest minds and hottest talent in the industry. But while innovation and creativity may come naturally to some, organizations of all sizes often struggle to remain nimble and support the quick pivots necessary for the creative process.Read the article
There’s growing concern among students, parents, educators, administrators, governments and employers: The return on investment in education needs bolstering, and that requires an updated perspective, new strategies and new metrics for student success.Read the article
Going to the doctor is one of the most personal and vulnerable experiences we have. Yet, today’s exam room is designed for the old model of healthcare – for physicians to perform physical exams, minimal charting or typing on a computer. Now, Steelcase has identified ways that actively support our physical, technological, and emotional needs.Read the article
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media:scape Virtual PUCK allows meeting participants to share content wirelessly from a laptop, maintaining the simple “Open. Connect. Share.” experience of media:scape.The app seamlessly integrates with media:scape settings.
With a deeper reclined seat, Jenny Round Low and Jenny Club Low position users in true lounge posture for a casual approach to work in the office. Its updated, lower profile delivers a warm residential feel, lending authenticity and personality to any space.