This article is part of a series of updates to our Steelcase guide “Navigating What’s Next: The Post-COVID Workplace.”
Ashoka connects social entrepreneurs around the world online and offline. During COVID 19 the global organization was forced to change their ways of working together too. As our world is defined by change, a new mindset is required.
The demand for casual, shared environments at work is at an all-time high. At the same time, organizations are more challenged than ever to use every bit of their real estate in meaningful ways. It’s often hard to know for sure what employees really need or want, and so often spaces are sitting empty. New research from Steelcase points the way with guidelines for creating casual work settings that are purposeful, productive and appealing— sure-to-be-used places for getting real work done.
Ingrid Fetell Lee, author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, says it’s a huge misconception that joy and work are separate. She shares her radical theory — that a few simple changes to the work environment can make a dramatic difference in how people feel and perform. Read the transcript.
Tour beautifully-curated workspaces inspired by the seasons. Brian Shapland, Steelcase general manager of ancillary partnerships, and Jenn Hunziker, Steelcase applications consultant, worked with Steelcase dealer One Workplace and Two Decor to create these show-stopping spaces in our San Francisco pop-up. Experience these designs and see how the diverse Steelcase portfolio brings them to life in-person through March 2020. Designers can explore each space now as part of Marketplace Featured Projects.
The Steelcase Global Design Studio shares five design implications they are watching for the coming year.