Going Beyond Average With Inclusive Design

Going Beyond Average With Inclusive Design

Designing workplaces for “the average person” used to be philosophy aimed at satisfying most of the people, most of the time. But that also excluded a lot of people who didn’t fit the average.

One Company with One Way of Working

One Company with One Way of Working

When global telecommunications company Vodafone merged its Dutch business with Ziggo, the country’s largest cable provider, one of the biggest challenges company leaders faced was internal: joining two very different workplace cultures. While all Vodafone employees, including its leaders, had become highly mobile with all-unassigned workspaces and the ability to work wherever they wanted, Ziggo relied on assigned workstations in the open plan and private offices for its executives.

Little Diversified Architecture

Little Diversified Architecture

When the Washington, D.C., office of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, a leading international architecture and design firm, had the chance to expand into an 1,100-square-foot space being vacated next door, leaders realized this was more than just an opportunity to become bigger.

Office Remix

Office Remix

The demand for casual, shared environments at work is at an all-time high. At the same time, organizations are more challenged than ever to use every bit of their real estate in meaningful ways. It’s often hard to know for sure what employees really need or want, and so often spaces are sitting empty. New research from Steelcase points the way with guidelines for creating casual work settings that are purposeful, productive and appealing— sure-to-be-used places for getting real work done.

Fresh Designs. Endless Choices.

Fresh Designs. Endless Choices.

Steelcase Applications Specialist Amanda VanDuyn demonstrates how to use Steelcase Marketplace and its diverse portfolio of products to create four distinctly different looks for her client’s lounge space.

Thinking Outside (and Inside) the Box

Thinking Outside (and Inside) the Box

Almost 20 years ago, long before laptops replaced PCs, the team at Orangebox had a vision of where work was heading, and they responded with innovative, thoroughly non-traditional workplace furniture solutions. Today they’ve blended their portfolio with Steelcase — a natural fit of two companies speaking the same language and prioritizing people’s changing needs at work.

Why Some of the Coolest Spaces at Work Sit Empty

Why Some of the Coolest Spaces at Work Sit Empty

Whether you call it “resimercial,” “ancillary spaces” or “loose furnishings” the goal is the same: attract the best talent by offering a workplace with a relaxed vibe and hip sensibility. This decidedly “anti-corporate” approach to the workplace is intended to inject creativity and humanity into our culture and work process.

Work Untethered

Work Untethered

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.

Tech Talent Beacon

Tech Talent Beacon

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.

Learning without Boundaries

Learning without Boundaries

A panel hosted by Steelcase at the Learning and Teaching Expo in Hong Kong explored the role of space in the transformation of education.