Engagement + The Global Workplace

The Steelcase Global Report is the first to explore the relationship between employee engagement and the work environment. It identifies one of the most serious issues facing leading organizations today: Only 13% of workers are highly engaged.

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Insight-Led Solutions

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.

Privacy at Work

More than ever before, workers are going public with complaints about their lack of privacy at work. Too much interaction and not enough privacy has reached crisis proportions, taking a heavy toll on workers’ creativity, productivity, engagement and wellbeing.

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Insightful. Intentional. Interactive. Inspirational.

We're passionate about helping architects, design and real estate professionals develop great environments wherever work happens. We do this through a four pronged approach of being insightful, intentional, interactive, and inspirational.

Multiple Combinations. Simple to Use.

Steelcase Surface Materials are designed for ease of coordination and use, abundance of choice and thoughtfulness to the environment. The offering consists of a wide selection of textiles, paints, laminates, veneer, glass, and more.

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Gesture

The first chair designed to support our interactions with today's technologies.

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Helping You unlock human promise

At Steelcase, we are passionate about helping architects, designers and real estate professionals develop great environments wherever work happens. We do this through a four pronged approach of being insightful, intentional, interactive, and inspirational.

Being insightful is part of our brand essence. We share the insights from our global team of researchers – Workspace Futures – regarding the needs of humans in the built environment. Our goal of being intentional is about understanding the time demands of the your community and having a purpose for our activities in hopes they align with specific needs.

Being interactive is about providing resources that align with your process and engage you through conversation or co-creation. Our aspiration of being inspirational is quite ambitious; however, it is our attempt to provide opportunities for you to express your creativity and remind you why you entered your profession.

Ultimately, our mission is to be a desired resource for the you by offering our latest research, user-centered products, tools and resources to make your jobs easier, have fun and with the intention of delighting our mutual customers.

Research

Steelcase Global Report
Think Better
Making Distance Disappear
The Privacy Crisis
Wellbeing: A Bottom Line Issue

Steelcase Global Report

Steelcase Global Report

Engagement + the Global Workplace

1/3 of workers in 17 of the world’s most important economies is disengaged, according to new research from Steelcase. Working with global research firm Ipos, the Steelcase Global Report is the first to explore the relationship between engagement and the workplace.

Learn how the work environment can help or hinder efforts to boost employee engagement.

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Think Better

Think Better

Neuroscience: The Next
Competitive Advantage
360 Magazine, Issue 11 Find new insights and ideas for how
workplaces can be reimagined to optimize
brain performance.

In workplaces throughout the world, scenarios of near-constant distraction have become the norm. We text during conversations, email during meetings, skimp on lunch breaks to catch up on work—always trying to process faster, handle more and work harder, often without realizing just how much we’re degrading our mental capabilities in the process.

Thankfully, our ability to focus is still salvageable. Steelcase researchers have gained new insights into how our brains shape thoughts, emotions and behaviors, and then applied this new science to create concepts for how thoughtfully designed workplaces can help workers better manage their attention.

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Making Distance Disappear

Making Distance Disappear

In today’s economic landscape organizations can’t allow distance to be a barrier to effective teams. As distributed teams become pervasive, the challenges they face become more evident.

As businesses rush to become faster, smarter and more innovative, talent is more important than ever. Many teams are now distributed, using video to work across locations, time zones and cultures. But a constantly nagging problem they face is presence disparity—i.e., those working remotely have a different experience than those who are side-by-side.

Presence disparity isn’t just a nuisance. It threatens productivity and makes collaboration taxing. Businesses are investing in video as a way to solve the challenges. But what’s often missing is an understanding of how to optimize video technology in physical space.

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The Privacy Crisis

The Privacy Crisis

In organizations all over the world, people are facing brand-new problems that require sharing information and putting knowledge together in new ways. For all the right reasons, collaboration has become the big engine for progress and innovation. Although workplaces today make it seemingly easy for people to collaborate, most leaders remain dissatisfied with the pace and frequency of breakthroughs. Uncertain of what to do next, they hire new talent, carve out trendy group spaces, add technology or step up team training efforts—but still don’t see the gains they desire.

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Wellbeing: A Bottom Line Issue

Wellbeing: A Bottom Line Issue

To understand the positive drivers of wellbeing, Steelcase researchers delved deeply into the topic. After synthesizing research and investigating diverse notions of wellbeing, the team came to a conclusion: Wellbeing is systemic and holistic, integrating many dimensions, including people’s physical, cognitive and psychological needs. They went on to conclude that the places where people come together to work can be designed to have a positive impact on a variety of dimensions of worker wellbeing.

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Featured Products

B-Free

B-Free

B-Free furniture forms neighbourhoods within the workplace. Seating, desk, tables and screens create spaces where people easily connect and collaborate

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media:scape

media:scape

media:scape integrates technology and furniture to bring people, space and information together for greater collaboration and productivity than ever before.

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FrameOne Bench

FrameOne Bench

FrameOne Bench is a workstation with light and refined aesthetic. It also allows the creation of differentiated bench settings supporting more effectively the ways users work.

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B-Free Desk

B-Free Desk

B-Free Desk offers the right balance between functionality and beauty. The wood leg offers a natural touch at the workplace and all desk options answer all users’ needs.

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Gesture chair with tablet

Gesture

The first office chair designed to support our interactions with today’s technologies. Inspired by the movement of the human body. Created for the way we work today.

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RoomWizard

RoomWizard

RoomWizard is a web-based room scheduling system. It offers a touch screen display providing real-time meeting information, right outside the room.

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QiVi

QiVi

QiVi chair promotes movement and collaboration while supporting a variety of postures.

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Think

Think

Think is an ergonomic and environmentally friendly office chair. It’s intelligent enough to understand how you sit and adjust itself intuitively.

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1+1 Welcome Tools

1+1 Welcome Tools

1+1 Welcome tools are a collection of organisational and productivity tools designed to enhance the experience of mobile workers: multi-functional, optimising space, boundaries and storage.

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Solutions

Susan Cain Quiet Spaces
The Privacy Solution
Healthcare Spaces
Active Learning Spaces

Susan Cain Quiet Spaces

Susan Cain Quiet Spaces

90% of today’s workers say they need quiet, private places in the workplace. Over 40% say they don’t have them.

Empowering Introverts

Susan Cain Quiet Spaces by Steelcase offer five diverse ways to empower introverts at work. Each space supports specific postures, work modes, and expectations for quiet and privacy supported by a carefully chosen range of architecture, furniture, materials and technology. Every quiet space is designed with V.I.A., which provides superior acoustic performance and offers an atmosphere where introverts can work their best.

The Privacy Solution

The Privacy Solution

Although privacy is a universal need in workplaces, personal preferences, spatial contexts and cultural norms are key factors for successfully designing environments for privacy, say Steelcase Advanced Applications designers.

Highly differentiated settings ensure that users can choose their best place based on task, mood and personality, making the experience of privacy personal. Context is a key consideration; the same type of privacy setting can provide very different experiences depending on its adjacency, location and level of exposure to what surrounds it. Context determines what type of boundary will be most successful in any given location and, therefore, how much the spaces will be used. Cultural values and perceptions—both geography-based and organizational—must be respected and enabled within the design.

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Healthcare Spaces

Healthcare Spaces

Time for change: New Solutions for Healthcare Spaces

Designing for the human factor can help healthcare organisations enhance the connections that are vital to successful outcomes and can help them achieve critical qualitative measures of success. Space can help organisations achieve objectives central to the new healthcare journey.

When people, place and technology are thoughtfully considered and incorporated holistically in design, the result can be more engaging, fully leveraging the power of place to inspire and support satisfying interactions.

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Active Learning Spaces

Active Learning Spaces

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.

Active minds. Active learning. Active spaces.

Rampant change across campuses presents a challenge; successfully teaching 21st century skills and in inadequate facilities.

Steelcase Education is focused on helping schools, colleges and universities create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring interactive learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and educators. Using an insight-led approach, we design solutions for the many spaces learning happens, from classrooms and libraries to in-between spaces and cafes.

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Sustainability

Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is one of today’s fundamental business challenges – and our inspiration. Everyday our team works to create maximum value from our available assets and be catalysts for good.

We know we are on a journey. Along the way, it is our responsibility to care for our planet and its people.  As we continue to study, learn and share insights, our commitments and accountabilities continue to grow in measurable and meaningful ways.

All of this leads us to deliver innovative products and increased value to our customers and stakeholders.

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Services

Services to Help You Create a Sustainable Workplace

Steelcase and Steelcase dealers offer clients a portfolio of workplace services. It’s about understanding your needs, exploring options, applying the right products, and ensuring your investment is delivered, installed and maintained. Steelcase delivers products and services through a network of independent dealers in over 650 locations globally. Our dealer network is the most extensive and experienced in the world, delivering global experience with local service.

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Our Services

Workplace Surveys

Steelcase offers a suite of workplace surveys that are easy to use and help gain deeper insights about how people really work.

Financial Services

Our flexible financing options help you scale to meet your organizational and financial needs.

eBusiness

Learn about the benefits of our web-based tools to help you streamline facilities management and furniture procurement.

Recycle + Reuse

Find a new purpose for old furniture. If you have office furniture that you no longer want or need, Steelcase can help.

Performance Management

When creating workplaces, leading companies are facing a marketplace that rewards organizations that are coordinated and cohesive and challenges those that are not. We can help.

News

Corporate Sustainability Report 2016

For more than a century, Steelcase has believed in the power of people. Every day, in locations around the globe, we work to unlock human promise and create meaningful, lasting change.

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FrameFour Meeting Table

FrameFour conferencing tables are available in square, round and rectangular top shapes. Designed for deep collaboration, FrameFour supports the transition from individual to collaborative modes. Integrated cable management provides easy and equal access to power for all participants at the table.

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Express Offer

Delivery time is a key factor in the buying decision for our customers. To provide the most ideal shipping and delivery experience, we are now expanding our Express Offer to all bestselling Steelcase seating products.

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Introducing New Report: Engagement + the Global Workplace

Data from 12,000 Workers in 17 Country Finds Increased Choice and Control over Work Experience, Including Access to Private Spaces, Ties to Higher Employee Engagement.

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The Higher & Further Education Show

We are participating in the Higher and Further Education Show. The UK’s leading higher and further education business event. The HE & FE Show provides visitors with unrivalled access to a leading line-up of speakers and exhibitors to explore the latest policy and learn best practice from across the sector.

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Steelcase to Open New Learning + Innovation Centre in Munich

Steelcase Inc. announced today the plan for opening a new Learning + Innovation Centre in Munich, Germany, to begin operating in mid 2016.

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Fortune Magazine Names Steelcase Inc. one of “World’s Most Admired Companies”

Fortune Magazine has recognized Steelcase as one of its 2015 “World’s Most Admired Companies” in the Home Equipment and Furnishings industry sector.

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New Insights + Applications

Discover the latest insights and applications from Steelcase Education in the latest edition of the Active Learning Spaces guide.

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HBR Webinar: Workspace for a Mobile Workforce

Christine Congdon, our director of research communications, chats with Amy Bernstein, the editor of Harvard Business Review about the workplace.

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