Fast Forward

In another 10 years, your current office will seem as quaint as a rotary phone on the kitchen wall. By carefully analyzing the signals of change that surround us today, Steelcase researchers formulated seven fascinating scenarios for how and where work might occur just one decade from today. Thrilling or sobering, they’re sure to stimulate a point of view about a future that will be very different from what we’re experiencing today.

SILQ Talks: Turning Trash Into Value

SILQ Talks celebrate and share innovative ideas in the field of material science. Inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair, experts share boundary-pushing ideas. FluidSolids’ Beat Karrer tells us how his Zurich-based company takes waste and turns it into something that looks like plastic, but is recyclable and compostable. Watch more in SILQ Talks.

What Does Personalized Learning Look Like?

Personalized learning is gaining momentum thanks to new technologies and the needs of today’s workforce. Steelcase researchers, Gaby Scarritt and Aileen Strickland McGee, interviewed dozens of educators to learn how personalized learning helps students and educators and how the physical environment can help. (Read the full report: A Guide to Personalized Learning)

Guide to Personalized Learning Experiences

Personalized learning per se isn’t a new concept. Every day, educators adapt lesson plans to ensure students meet learning objectives. Teachers draw on their professional experience and use a variety of techniques to help students learn and engage with the material.

How Is Our Work Experience Changing?

Dr. Ron Friedman explains what’s changed since his book “The Best Place to Work” came out four years ago in the second part of our Q+A.

The Secret to a Happy Workplace: Ron Friedman Q+A

Dr. Ron Friedman, social psychologist and author, tells us the number one myth when it comes to creating a great employee experience.

Happiness at Work: Lessons from Home

From clearing the table to picking up your dirty socks, what lessons from home can teach us about our experience at work.

Steelcase Acquires UK-based Furniture Maker Orangebox

The acquisition of Orangebox continues Steelcase’s growth trajectory as it expands its solutions to support the new ways teams are working.

Steelcase Expands Relationship with Bolia

The Bolia collection, now coming to North America and Asia Pacific, will offer easy access to more unique, modern choices from the Danish design company.

How Elevator Design Inspired SnapCab’s Office Pods

When SnapCab CEO Glenn Bostock was approached to create a pod for the office, he ended up designing a solution for noise, distraction and lack of privacy in his own workplace.

SILQ Talks: Can We Create Smart Materials?

SILQ Talks is a new platform to help celebrate and spread innovative ideas in the field of material science. Inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair, experts share their boundary-pushing ideas. Skylar Tibbits, founder and co-director, MIT Self-Assembly Lab, explains how he’s programming simple materials to be highly active and dynamic to change the way we create, design and make things. Explore more on SILQ Talks.