This article is part of a series of updates to our series “Navigating What’s Next: The Post-COVID Workplace.”
Remote work requires a lot more formalization of what would be more informal in the office.
Ingrid Fetell Lee, author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, says it’s a huge misconception that joy and work are separate. She shares her radical theory — that a few simple changes to the work environment can make a dramatic difference in how people feel and perform. Read the transcript.
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.
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.
Tour beautifully-curated workspaces inspired by the seasons. Brian Shapland, Steelcase general manager of ancillary partnerships, and Jenn Hunziker, Steelcase applications consultant, worked with Steelcase dealer One Workplace and Two Decor to create these show-stopping spaces in our San Francisco pop-up. Experience these designs and see how the diverse Steelcase portfolio brings them to life in-person through March 2020. Designers can explore each space now as part of Marketplace Featured Projects.