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.
Tim Brown, CEO and president of the global design consultancy IDEO, will join the Steelcase Board of Directors, effective today. Brown’s addition to the Board of Directors is a natural move as the company continues to reimagine the workplace in today’s digital business landscape. Steelcase and IDEO have collaborated for more than 25 years.
Today, Steelcase celebrates notable progress of the company’s sustainable performance around the world. Over the past year, Steelcase pursued a number of continuous and coordinated efforts to demonstrate the company’s commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen and partnering with customers, dealers, suppliers and communities to make meaningful change.
Steelcase was recognized today as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Steelcase today announced a marketing and distribution relationship with Blu Dot, a Minneapolis-based designer and maker of modern home furnishings, lighting and accessories. This relationship is part of the ongoing commitment by Steelcase to deliver enhanced value and convenience to its customers and dealers.
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.
Oolong or online? For CEO offices in China, videoconferencing may soon be as important as the tea table, a necessity of business life as the drive to become more collaborative and innovative prompts executives to adopt new ways of hosting and networking.Inside China’s C-Suite
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