New Work. New Rules.

Have you noticed? Familiar patterns of office work are being upended as the race toward innovation intensifies. In organizations around the world, most of our work is now matrixed, project based and hyper-collaborative. It’s a fast-paced, active collision of ideas versus an orderly, linear sequence of individual contributions, more like a soccer game than a relay race.

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Does Your Work Matter?

Adam Grant, author and host of TED’s WorkLife podcast, shares what he’s learning about how to make work not suck.” Teaser alert: “If you want to build trust, you actually want to de-fun. Instead of doing something simple and lighthearted, you actually work with a group of people to solve hard problems that matter.”

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.”

A Buyer’s Market

Digital transformation is here. Whether becoming more data-driven in their decision making or investing in new digital tools, companies are embracing technology to improve efficiencies and forge new business paths.

Surprise and Delight

Durability, sustainability, ergonomics, choice and availability used to be differentiators. Now they’re expected norms. To create furnishings that deliver something more, Coalesse designers rely on character and craft to improve your experience in ways you didn’t even know you were looking for.

Office Boost

Celliant, a revolutionary new textile, has been scientifically proven to increase blood circulation and oxygen flow, which in turn improves people’s energy, alertness and comfort. Plus, totally non-clinical trials performed at Designtex indicate that employees’ dogs seem to prefer it, too.

A Day in the Life of an Agile Team

Follow Kim and her team in their year-old space, purposefully designed to foster a more agile culture by helping them move faster, test and execute on new ideas, and get closer to their customers.