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360 Real Time Podcasts

Exploring the intersection of business and design by bringing together leaders, innovators and risk takers for behind-the-scenes conversations on what we’re learning about the places where people work, learn and heal. Meet the people shaping the future of work and discover how place can shape behavior.

Latest Podcasts

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Why We Need Joy at Work

Ingrid Fetell Lee, author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, says it’s a huge misconception that joy and work are separate. She shares her radical theory — that a few simple changes to the work environment can make a dramatic difference in how people feel and perform. Read the transcript.
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Simon Sinek: Playing an Infinite Game

Simon Sinek, bestselling author of “Start with Why” and “Leaders Eat Last,” challenges long-held conventional notions about business and leadership in his newest book “The Infinite Game.” Hear why he says we’re all unwitting players, why we should stop focusing on our competition and what so many leaders get wrong.
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Why Educators Are Better Together

Micro schools, team taught classes, design thinking practices. In this episode, why it’s so crucial for educators to learn from each other. Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart and author of Better Together, joins Steelcase WorkSpace Futures researchers Aileen Strickland-McGee and Gaby Scarritt for a discussion centered around the power of networking in education.
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How Beth Comstock Survived the ‘F’ Word in Business

Beth Comstock, former GE Vice Chair and CMO, tells us how to thrive in the midst of failure, the “F” word in business. The self-described “changemaker in chief” shares stories from her book Imagine It Forward, how she gets her crazy ideas and what trends she’s watching right now.
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The Business Value of Joy

Who do you serve and what does delight look like for them? Menlo Innovations CEO and co-founder Richard Sheridan says these are the questions that have helped his team create an agile place to work filled with joy. Listen to discover the business value of joy. Interested in agile? Explore Transforming IT at Steelcase: An Agile Case Study.
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Celebrating 10 Years of Coalesse

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Coalesse, General Manager Lew Epstein, explores the company’s history creating furnishings for the modern workplace. Plus, glimpse the brand’s future which includes the Coalesse Design Group’s move to Munich and a deep-dive into concepts like wellbeing and customization. Discover more about the 10 Years of Coalesse.
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How to Make Work Not Suck with Adam Grant

Organizational psychologist Adam Grant shares why team building activities don’t work, why the corner office sends a bad signal and why procrastination can be a key ingredient to creativity. 360 Magazine Editor Chris Congdon hosts this revealing conversation about how to build trust and the ongoing search for purpose at work.
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Predicting the Future of Work

The office you remember is gone. Chris Congdon, editor of 360 Magazine, explores the newest issue of 360 featuring Fast Forward: How artificial intelligence, smart data and the gig economy will transform the future of work. Plus, explore topics like data privacy, designing for Agile work and how to attract top talent by creating a great employee experience. Read more in Fast Forward.
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Give Your Office a Hug

Driven by a strong sense of purpose, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams share how they grew a successful furniture business into an iconic brand. And, learn why they say now is the time for your office to feel like it’s giving you a big hug. Visit Steelcase Partners to watch an interview with the co-founders.
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The Evolution of Modern Craft and Quality

What you may think of as craft or quality is not the whole story. Driven by their personal passion as makers, Coalesse general manager, Lew Epstein, and global design director, John Hamilton, discuss how a new approach to quality and modern craft is influencing design at Coalesse. Read more in the  essay Create: The Culture of Modern Craft.
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Innovation, Passion + Perseverance: SILQ Part I

How do you invent the office chair of the future? Three of the designers and engineers behind SILQ — a breakthrough in office seating describe how they solved a once unsolvable problem. They created a chair that removes the mechanisms found in typical office chairs and replaces them with a simple system, a patent-pending process that responds uniquely to each person. Discover how to try SILQ for yourself.
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Random Acts of Innovation: SILQ Part II

SILQ, an innovation in office seating, is just the beginning for the designers and engineers behind the breakthrough. In Part II of our podcast, hear what the team learned about innovation and how it will change the future of product development. Plus, the team shares random acts of innovation that made it into the final design. Discover how to try SILQ for yourself.