For years, many have predicted the death of the office. Mobile technology allows us to work anywhere, so why do you need an office at all? Yet as the world becomes more complex, the places we work have never been more relevant. Work is a social activity and people need places to come together to solve problems. The office isn’t going away—it’s in the midst of a renaissance, where workplaces are becoming something fundamentally different.
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Engagement + the Global Workplace
The Steelcase Global Report is the first to explore the relationship between employee engagement and the work environment. It identifies one of the most serious issues facing leading organizations today: Only 13% of workers are highly engaged.
New Research: Japan, Brazil + Australia
Japan, Brazil and Australia are new additions to Steelcase’s growing body of research exploring the relationship between employee engagement and the workplace. Find out which country has the lowest report of highly engaged workers and discover key takeaways from each of the new countries studied.Browse all past issues
In workplaces throughout the world, scenarios of near-constant distraction have become the norm. Thankfully, our ability to focus is still salvageable. As a result of the vast amount of neuroscience research being done, there’s now hard evidence about what attention is, how it works, how to attain it and how to use it productively. By delving into the findings, Steelcase researchers have gained new insights into how our brains shape thoughts, emotions and behaviors, and then applied this new science to create concepts for how thoughtfully designed workplaces can help workers better manage their attention and think better at work.