The Creative Shift

A decade or so ago, it was a prediction that was easily ignored. Now the trend toward more creative work is an idea whose time has come, and workplaces need to move forward, too. See how Steelcase and technology leader Microsoft have combined efforts to envision a workplace that accelerates the shift to creative work by supporting all the conditions it needs to thrive.

Q + A with Tim Brown

He’s the CEO and president of IDEO, the global design consultancy that’s been ranked among the 10 most innovative companies in the world. Who better to talk about how organizations can encourage creativity or kill it?

FORWARD Fellows Challenged with Wicked Design Problem

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.

Rethinking An Old Project Room to Support Creativity

When creativity is supported, it becomes a habit. Here’s three ideas for turning an existing project room into a place for creative work.

Q+A: Creating the Next Evolution of the Workplace

Steve Sanders, general manager of Smart + Connected at Steelcase, shares his team’s vision for the next generation workplace.

Active 8th Graders

A renovation of a district’s schools, Hall Middle, helped propel the administration and faculty to embrace active learning.

Four Ways to Get More Creative On Your Own

Big ideas come from more than a brainstorming session with colleagues. Cal Newport, author of Deep Work, explores four rules essential for more creative and meaningful work.

Three Takeaways from Learning Spaces Symposium

Research and stories from the field showcased the full scope of how space affects learning at the Transitions North America symposium.

Steelcase CEO: Building the Smart + Connected Workplace

Why does office space go unused? Why can’t people find places they want to work? Steelcase CEO, Jim Keane, joined Sam George, director Microsoft Azure IoT, for a conversation at Microsoft Ignite 2017 about Steelcase Workplace Advisor and Steelcase Personal Assistant — two new technologies harnessing big data to help people and organizations.

Find out more about the Smart and Connected Workplace.

Microsoft Envision: The Future Needs Creative Thinkers

Today people are being asked to be more creative and innovative at work. Together, Steelcase and Microsoft have created an ecosystem of technology-enabled spaces to support the creative process. Jim Keane, Steelcase CEO, and Ryan Gavin, general manager Microsoft Surface, took part in a discussion about how Creative Spaces can boost creativity at work during Microsoft Envision 2017.

Steelcase CEO: Data Can Help Solve Workplace Challenges

Steelcase CEO Jim Keane sits down with 360 Real Time host Katie Pace to discuss how technology can help create a dynamic workplace. Steelcase Workplace Advisor helps organizations identify which spaces are working and which are not. And, the Steelcase Personal Assistant mobile app helps people find the spaces and people they need to do their jobs.

Microsoft Azure: How IoT Is Changing the Workplace

Sam George, director, Microsoft Azure IoT, joins Joel Zwier, Smart + Connected strategic partner lead at Steelcase, to reflect on the cutting edge work being done to create Smart + Connected workplaces. New solutions created by Steelcase, and built on the Microsoft Azure IoT platform, bring together people, technology and place to increase productivity and employee satisfaction.

JLL

When it came time to revitalize the JLL Pittsburgh office the company leveraged Steelcase’s proprietary collection of Workplace Tools+Resources, to create an entirely new office environment that has transformed the ways their employees work and captivated clients.