Active Learning Classroom Brings New Life to School

Active Learning Classroom Brings New Life to School

With more than 850 students, 30 percent of whom are below grade-level, Saluda Trail Middle School in South Carolina had a culture of project–based learning. The problem was the classrooms didn’t support the teaching methods. After Steelcase Education awarded the school an Active Learning Center Grant, the school saw higher student engagement levels and increasing test scores.

Workers Rejecting the sea of sameness

Workers Rejecting the sea of sameness

A cultural movement is redefining how and where work is done. Chris Congdon, director of global research communications for Steelcase, discusses how standardizing workplaces for efficiency with a uniform approach limits the worker’s potential for inspiration, creativity, and social connections.

How to Build a Resilient Workplace

How to Build a Resilient Workplace

The Steelcase Global Report: Engagement and the Global Workplace found more than one out of three of the world’s workers are disengaged. Christine Congdon, Editor of 360 Magazine & Director, Global Research Communications for Steelcase, discusses new data from the Steelcase Global Report and how leaders should create a Resilient Workplace to help employees become more engaged.

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 Privacy Crisis

The Privacy Crisis

Although workplaces today make it seemingly easy for people to collaborate, most leaders remain dissatisfied with the pace and frequency of breakthroughs.

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.

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.

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.

Boosting Employee Engagement

Boosting Employee Engagement

Unhappy and unproductive, disengaged employees are unlikely to make positive contributions and their negativity tends to spread with alarming ramifications. Conversely, engaged employees are more productive, have lower turnover rates.

Power of Place: The Office Renaissance

Power of Place: The Office Renaissance

A 2014 Steelcase-commissioned survey in 14 countries around the world confirms that people who are the most satisfied with their work environment are also the most engaged. These employees are not looking for the paradigms of the past.

Accenture Sets High Standards in New Workplace

Accenture Sets High Standards in New Workplace

A leader in alternative work strategies such as hotelling, consulting giant Accenture prides itself on its efficient use of real estate. But, what sets the company apart is how it considers the workplace holistically. Its Workplace 2.0 strategy sets high standards for what it terms “The Four E’s” of Efficiency, Effectiveness, Engagement, and Environment, with collaboration as a baseline. See how they piloted this strategy in their renovated Houston office.