Current Issue The Office Renaissance
For years, many have predicted the death of the office. Mobile technology allows us to work anywhere, so why do you need an office at all? Yet as the world becomes more complex, the places we work have never been more relevant. Work is a social activity and people need places to come together to solve problems. The office isn’t going away—it’s in the midst of a renaissance, where workplaces are becoming something fundamentally different.Read Full Issue
Issue 11 Think Better
In workplaces throughout the world, scenarios of near-constant distraction have become the norm. Thankfully, our ability to focus is still salvageable. As a result of the vast amount of neuroscience research being done, there’s now hard evidence about what attention is, how it works, how to attain it and how to use it productively. By delving into the findings, 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 and think better at work.Read Full Issue
For years Steelcase has studied education with a unique, human-centered design research process. We observe educators at work and test design principles, product ideas and applications with the goal of improving student success, while immersing ourselves in the relevant research of others in such fields as learning research, cognitive neuroscience, environmental psychology, behavioral and social sciences and ergonomics.
This Education Edition is a compilation of 360 stories that explore these insights and demonstrate how new active learning environments improve student engagement and outcomes and help prepare them for success in the creative economy.Read Full Issue
Issue 10 Making Distance Disappear
For teams that collaborate across locations, videoconferencing means new ways of working—and new complexities. As interactions go virtual, how a workplace is designed has unprecedented power to support the journey toward becoming a highly functional team.Read Full Issue
Issue 9 The Privacy Crisis
No organization can succeed if its workforce isn’t engaged. And yet the signals are stronger than ever that far too many high-potential employees are chronically disengaged at work—unmotivated, unproductive and overly stressed, with little capacity to think creatively…Read Full Issue
Issue 8 Wellbeing: A Bottom Line Issue
Worker wellbeing is a hot topic and extends beyond measures of personal satisfaction or fulfillment. It’s critical to an organization’s ability to innovate and thrive. In this issue, we share new Steelcase research and insights about the factors…Read Full Issue
Issue 7 The New I.Q.
The thirst for innovation has never been stronger and organizations everywhere are pursuing every possible way to amplify their innovation quotient. Most organizations unknowingly overlook a crucial success factor: the role of physical space. Work-places that are intelligently…Read Full Issue
Issue 6 Culture Code
Global integration is a strategic business goal in today’s interconnected and interdependent economy. The workplace is an underutilized asset that organizations can leverage to accelerate the complex process of integration. Leading organizations that understand the role culture plays…Read Full Issue