Beta Testing a New Sitting Experience: Gesture

Beta Testing a New Sitting Experience: Gesture

Gesture is based on Steelcase’s global research study and the insights it yielded about how people work in a rapidly changing business environment. Knowledge workers change postures frequently throughout the day.

Vodafone: Hallo Amsterdam

Vodafone: Hallo Amsterdam

Orchestrating the transition to a new organizational culture and work environment. Companies everywhere are scrambling to adapt to a more global, mobile, and collaborative business model.

Digital Agency Finds its Groove

Digital Agency Finds its Groove

Because most of Groove’s work is collaborative in nature, the majority of the new space is designed for co-creation and brainstorming. Nicknamed “the pit,” this main area is open and collaborative, uniting the team.

Boosting Employee Engagement

Boosting Employee Engagement

Unhappy and unproductive, disengaged employees are unlikely to make positive contributions and their negativity tends to spread with alarming ramifications. Conversely, engaged employees are more productive, have lower turnover rates.

Improving Collaboration by Rethinking Privacy

Improving Collaboration by Rethinking Privacy

If one word can sum up the strategic intent behind the creation of flagship headquarters for TAQA, the global energy company, it is Majlis—which in Arabic signifies a place where people gather and are welcomed by their hosts.

Flipping the Classroom

Flipping the Classroom

Flipping a school causes teachers to rethink classroom procedures and pedagogies. Since lectures are on video, more class time involves collaborative work between students and teachers, students and peers.

Learning Curve

Learning Curve

A key point here: Active learning does not preclude individual, quiet study. In fact, as learning becomes more collaborative, it’s even more important to provide places for individual concentration and focus.

The Quiet Ones

The Quiet Ones

Because of this perception, many introverts go through their day trying to overcome their natural tendencies and to exhibit more extroverted types of behaviors that seem to be critical to success.

Power of Place: The Office Renaissance

Power of Place: The Office Renaissance

A 2014 Steelcase-commissioned survey in 14 countries around the world confirms that people who are the most satisfied with their work environment are also the most engaged. These employees are not looking for the paradigms of the past.

Q + A with David Rock

Q + A with David Rock

How to think deeply at work, how leaders think, and how the unconscious mind tackles problems that are too big for the conscious mind to solve—these are the kinds of things that David Rock thinks and writes about.

Sustainability Spotlight

Sustainability Spotlight

The new insights are delivering new generations of value, enabling smarter decisions and promising to help us solve some of our biggest economic, environmental and social challenges.

Too Much Noise

Too Much Noise

In offices, irritating noise can come from all kinds of sources: air conditioning, obnoxious ringtones, traffic, nearby construction, unsophisticated sound-masking systems and—especially—from other people’s voices.