Igniting a Sense of Startup Culture

Igniting a Sense of Startup Culture

Is it really possible to ignite—or reclaim—a sense of “startup culture” in your workplace? With focused intentionality, passionate determination and a little spunk, we believe the answer is, “Absolutely.” Here are some tips to get you started.

A New Learning Curve

A New Learning Curve

Why is there so much passive instruction in classrooms today where instructors are still giving traditional lectures rather than adopting active learning pedagogies?

Connecting People + Purpose

Connecting People + Purpose

It’s a cornerstone of employee engagement, yet many organizations aren’t articulating or living their purpose consistently. Steelcase’s Applied Research + Consulting division is helping companies leverage their spaces, processes and technology to bring purpose into the daily work experience.

The Growth Dilemma

The Growth Dilemma

In markets such as India and China, the nature of work is changing as firms move up the value chain and take on more complex work. Creating flexible, resilient workspaces that enhance employee wellbeing is key to retaining talent, even when resource constraints and constant change can make that a challenge.

Think Better

Think Better

It’s fast becoming a deeply-embedded yearning of our time. In workplaces throughout the world, there’s awareness that we’re not performing to full potential and too many distractions are to blame. While the diagnosis may seem clear, most people feel helpless to do anything about it other than to keep working harder at staying focused. But neuroscience research is now shedding new light on the fundamental problem, offering decipherable clues for how to better support attention at work. By integrating the discoveries of neuroscience with their own investigations into worker behaviors and the changing nature of work, the Steelcase WorkSpace Futures team offers new insights and ideas for how workplaces can be reimagined in innovative ways to optimize brain performance.

Sustainability + The Triple Bottom Line

Sustainability + The Triple Bottom Line

The larger issue is how to define sustainability. The word has transcended its original environmental roots and become part of everyday conversation. Sustainability has grown as a concept to include economic and social meaning.

Building Wellbeing into the Workplace

Building Wellbeing into the Workplace

Choice and control are found throughout the work environment’s furniture and tools. A chair that provides ergonomic benefits to people of various sizes and working in different postures adds to physical wellbeing.

Driving Culture Change at Steelcase’s HQ

Driving Culture Change at Steelcase’s HQ

The company’s leadership decided on a bold plan: reinvent their global headquarters campus in Grand Rapids, MI, leverage the workplace to drive a more mobile, agile and innovative company culture, and use this transformation as a platform for testing new ways of leveraging space to add value to an organization.

Be Agile. Hack Your Space.

Be Agile. Hack Your Space.

Recently, the Steelcase Applied Research + Consulting team has focused on new capabilities specific to Agile. In true Agile fashion,

Be Agile. Hack Your Space.

Be Agile. Hack Your Space.

02 The Commons How do you help leaders, customers and other colleagues understand what’s on your plate now and what’s

Be Agile. Hack Your Space.

Be Agile. Hack Your Space.

As designers listened to input from the different teams, they drew inspiration from urban planning to create an environment that

Be Agile. Hack Your Space.

Be Agile. Hack Your Space.

Agile is easy to understand and difficult to master. It requires long-term dedication. A changing work structure requires a shift