Sustainability Spotlight

Sustainability Spotlight

In our latest Corporate Sustainability Report, we’re sharing opportunities we’ve had this past year to help our customers, suppliers, employees, communities and the environment—and at the same time expand our sphere of positive influence.

Q + A with Ray Oldenburg

Q + A with Ray Oldenburg

The idea of a public, social place outside of home and work has been around for centuries, but it didn’t enter the lexicon as a “third place” until the phenomenon was thoroughly explored by sociologist Ray Oldenburg in his 1989 book, “The Great Good Place.” It hasn’t left the stage since.

Space Odyssey

Space Odyssey

Leaders worry about how well their organizations are positioned for the new economy, the mobility of work, dramatic changes in technology and recovery from a global recession that sent everyone reeling. Steelcase faced this challenge by using space to help drive culture change in the organization and better align people, culture and work processes for a fastchanging business world. Read more about our journey to a new culture…

Real Work

Real Work

Cool cafés are popping up in corporate environments everywhere. But any office can mimic the cool factor of a coffee shop with Wi-Fi and an espresso machine. Creating a great corporate third place that gives people what they need to do real work requires a lot more.

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.

Posture Support in a Changing Workplace

Posture Support in a Changing Workplace

As technologies and trends transform work processes, understanding the impact on postures is crucial for helping people work safely, comfortably and productively.

Beyond PCs: Armrest support in a changing workplace

Beyond PCs: Armrest support in a changing workplace

Whenever work changes in a fundamental way, it’s important to reexamine the ergonomic support that’s needed. New work trends—especially the introduction of tablets, smart phones and other touch-based technologies—present a new set of challenges for worker health and wellbeing.

Accenture Relocation Aids Collaboration

Accenture Relocation Aids Collaboration

A leader in alternative work strategies, Accenture prides itself on its efficient use of real estate. It’s Workplace 2.0 strategy sets high standards and has shown impressive results.

Beta Testing a New Sitting Experience: Gesture

Beta Testing a New Sitting Experience: Gesture

Gesture is based on Steelcase’s global research study and the insights it yielded about how people work in a rapidly changing business environment. Knowledge workers change postures frequently throughout the day.

Vodafone: Fostering a New Work Culture

Vodafone: Fostering a New Work Culture

Orchestrating the transition to a new organizational culture and work environment. Companies everywhere are scrambling to adapt to a more global, mobile, and collaborative business model.

A New Learning Curve

A New Learning Curve

The active learning classroom has been called “the third teacher” for the impact it can have on students. But what we’ve needed is a reliable post-occupancy evaluation that measures how well a different (i.e., active) classroom design can affect student success. Now the wait is over.