Every CEO in every industry is talking about disruption: the sense that new digital technologies, the forces of globalization, the growth of new business models and the emergence of artificial intelligence are creating new winners and losers in every industry, and redefining entire industries.
Organizations everywhere are trying to figure out the secret to innovation and growth. Steelcase President and CEO Jim Keane discusses why the company decided to open a Learning + Innovation Center in Munich and how this new environment will impact strategy and culture for Steelcase employees and create business results for customers.
Workplace Solutions in New Orleans partnered with local artists to create a dual-purpose showroom and art gallery.
How do you bring back the “buzz” in our schools? Dan Behm, superintendent of Forest Hills Public Schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan, wanted to banish boring and reinvigorate students, teachers and staff at all levels. Steelcase’s Applied Research + Consulting team worked with his district to rethink curiosity, collaboration and communication.
How might we design environments that optimize the combined capabilities of humans and machines? This is the central question FORWARD fellows are exploring. Supported by Steelcase and the Savannah College of Art and Design, the FORWARD fellowship invited emerging design leaders from the Americas and Europe to Italy. There, they were exposed to a variety of design thinking methods, research on artificial intelligence and new ways of working before embarking on a nearly year-long quest to figure out how space can help solve a wicked problem.
When creativity is supported, it becomes a habit. Here’s three ideas for turning an existing project room into a place for creative work.