Tents at Work?
The exciting new Steelcase Work Tents Collection brings privacy and comfort to the office.
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.
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.
Innovation at Work: Our Top 10 Stories of the Decade
360 dug through our archives to surface the 10 best reads from the decade.
Designing With Pods
Four key things you should think about when adding pods to any workspace.
Your Coach Was Wrong: There Is an “I” in Team
Teams are made up of a bunch of “I”s — individuals with unique personalities, skills and needs. On the field or in the office, a team performs at its best when the needs of the group are supported while also addressing the needs of each member. We need to think about the “me within the we.”
Coworking spaces are hot. There are over 7,000 around the world, and the number keeps growing. Also called shared workspaces, these work environments have proliferated along with the growth of mobile work. They act as outside offices, or even as the primary office, for workers in practically every industry.
Data Privacy. By Design.
The benefits of a connected world—greater innovation, growth and prosperity—will not be realized unless people can trust that data being collected is managed and analyzed responsibly.
3 Ways Your Office Can Support Your Need for Privacy
Three design strategies for supporting privacy in the workplace give choice and control back to workers. Merriam-Webster defines privacy in
Seeking Privacy and Designing for It
It’s the number one workplace issue: workers can’t find places to work without distractions. Vanessa Bradley, Steelcase manager of Advanced Applications Design, explains key design concepts organizations can use to help workers find the privacy they seek in the workplace.
Zuckerberg, Gates, Bezos: Why Privacy Matters
What’s driving the privacy crisis? Donna Flynn, director of WorkSpace Futures for Steelcase, explains why privacy and collaboration can get along. Plus, what neuroscience tells us about our need for privacy in the workplace.