When you’re almost a hundred years old, being a little dated is to be expected. The 1920’s vintage headquarters of La-Z-Boy, however, didn’t just look out of date, it was holding the company back.
When global telecommunications company Vodafone merged its Dutch business with Ziggo, the country’s largest cable provider, one of the biggest challenges company leaders faced was internal: joining two very different workplace cultures. While all Vodafone employees, including its leaders, had become highly mobile with all-unassigned workspaces and the ability to work wherever they wanted, Ziggo relied on assigned workstations in the open plan and private offices for its executives.
Almost 20 years ago, long before laptops replaced PCs, the team at Orangebox had a vision of where work was heading, and they responded with innovative, thoroughly non-traditional workplace furniture solutions. Today they’ve blended their portfolio with Steelcase — a natural fit of two companies speaking the same language and prioritizing people’s changing needs at work.
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.
The ways we work and, as a result, the environments in which we work are changing in ways we haven’t seen before. Steelcase Director of Research Communications and Editor of 360 Magazine Chris Congdon, is part of a team reporting on the renaissance the office is experiencing. Listen as we discuss the drivers and disrupters causing this fundamental shift in the workplace. And, learn how the state of work today is blurring the edges of the traditional office to create places people love to work.
Research on sensorial design helps LinkedIn create offices that boost wellbeing and engagement. “It’s all about turning on the senses