Sharing Desks, Sharing Germs

Sharing Desks, Sharing Germs

Germs are a fact of life, but most of us would rather avoid close contact with people who are ill. It’s much easier to stay away from sick people, however, than to stay away from their germs.

Q + A with Nic Marks

Q + A with Nic Marks

Happier employees, according to Marks, are more productive and more innovative—and he’s got the stats to back it up. He also developed the influential Happy Planet Index.

Building a Culture of Wellbeing

Building a Culture of Wellbeing

A few months before his upcoming retirement at the end of February 2014, 360 asked former Steelcase CEO, Jim Hackett, to share his perspective on wellbeing and what it means for business leaders and organizations today.

Live Well, Work Well

Live Well, Work Well

Based on their research, Coalesse offers these tips for bringing wellbeing into the workplace.

Sustainability Spotlight

Sustainability Spotlight

Sustainability is about people. It’s about creating and supporting the economic, environmental and social conditions that allow people and communities to reach their full potential. It’s about long-term wellbeing in its purest sense.

Taking the Lead

Taking the Lead

Read how a human-performance consulting firm has embraced palette of place to nurture employee wellbeing.

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.

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.

Taking The Edge Off Work

Taking The Edge Off Work

A soft-edged worksurface reduces the risk of injury and can help people feel better while they work. Healthy workplaces promote physical and

Bringing brand into workplace design

Bringing brand into workplace design

Brand and culture are the external and internal manifestations of a company’s DNA. Fujitsu used its new headquarters to support both: Brand and Culture.