Zuckerberg, Gates, Bezos: Why Privacy Matters

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.

Workers Rejecting the sea of sameness

Workers Rejecting the sea of sameness

A cultural movement is redefining how and where work is done. Chris Congdon, director of global research communications for Steelcase, discusses how standardizing workplaces for efficiency with a uniform approach limits the worker’s potential for inspiration, creativity, and social connections.

Wellbeing Thought Starters: Application Concepts

Wellbeing Thought Starters: Application Concepts

Informed by insights from our research, we’ve developed some settings that can be a catalyst for intentionally designing work environments that support the physical, cognitive and emotional needs of people at work.

Bold Strokes are Only the Starting Point

Bold Strokes are Only the Starting Point

A workplace that nurtures our physical and emotional wellbeing is increasingly important in a world where technology keeps us constantly connected, always on the clock. Our time has become less our own and harder to control.

A Holistic View: Body Mind Environment

A Holistic View: Body Mind Environment

When businesses turn their attention to the assault on their employees’ wellbeing, it’s not surprising they often begin with physical health and ergonomics. In addition to the focus on employee health factors such as obesity, smoking cessation and exercise, many organizations are also focused on workplace ergonomics to prevent injury.

Q + A with Nic Marks

Q + A with Nic Marks

Happier employees, according to Marks, are more productive and more innovative—and he’s got the stats to back it up. He also developed the influential Happy Planet Index.

Six Dimensions of Wellbeing in the Workplace

Six Dimensions of Wellbeing in the Workplace

Wellbeing is a competitive advantage in today’s business world. To achieve it, workers need mental and physical health, nurtured by a supportive environment that gives them the emotional capacity to interpret and experience events.

Building a Culture of Wellbeing

Building a Culture of Wellbeing

A few months before his upcoming retirement at the end of February 2014, 360 asked former Steelcase CEO, Jim Hackett, to share his perspective on wellbeing and what it means for business leaders and organizations today.

Boosting Workplace Wellbeing

Boosting Workplace Wellbeing

Leading organizations know that improved employee wellbeing not only helps people to be healthier and lowers healthcare costs, it also helps them to be more productive, creative and innovative, and less likely to leave for a competitor.

Sustainability Spotlight

Sustainability Spotlight

Sustainability is about people. It’s about creating and supporting the economic, environmental and social conditions that allow people and communities to reach their full potential. It’s about long-term wellbeing in its purest sense.

Sharing Desks, Sharing Germs

Sharing Desks, Sharing Germs

Germs are a fact of life, but most of us would rather avoid close contact with people who are ill. It’s much easier to stay away from sick people, however, than to stay away from their germs.