Flexibility, mobility, choice and comfort are expectations of today’s workforce. Informal, casual meeting nooks, cafés, lounges and outdoor spaces continue to dislodge traditional work environments such as benches and workstations, as more and more employers recognize that inspiring work environments attract top performers and fuel creativity and innovation.
For high-tech software company PTC in Boston, integrating Steelcase’s Smart + Connected tools in their new headquarters has made it possible to leverage data and technology to support space management, wayfinding and collaboration and put their culture change in hyperdrive.
A panel hosted by Steelcase at the Learning and Teaching Expo in Hong Kong explored the role of space in the transformation of education.
“We work hard to create an equitable and inspiring place to work, and it’s a delight to be recognized for our efforts,” said Jim Keane, Steelcase President and CEO.
Turns out, finding the privacy you need at work doesn’t necessarily require closing a door. A new Steelcase study proves that when an open plan office is designed with pockets of visual privacy, it really is possible to focus and get things done. But don’t close your eyes to this additional finding: When it’s time to get creative, being in an open space with open views can help.
Planning changes to your work experience? Follow best practices instead of leaving change to chance.
The Steelcase Global Design Studio shares five design implications they are watching for the coming year.
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