Teams are under more pressure than ever, expected to untangle complex problems, deliver fantastic results and do it all faster than their competitors. Today’s teams are hyper-collaborators who navigate a fluid, fast-paced flow of interdependent ideas, redefining both teamwork and me work. Their work has changed dramatically, but their workspaces? Not so much. Steelcase researchers reveal how to create spaces that give today’s revolutionaries what they expect and need to excel at work.
Almost 20 years ago, long before laptops replaced PCs, the team at Orangebox had a vision of where work was heading, and they responded with innovative, thoroughly non-traditional workplace furniture solutions. Today they’ve blended their portfolio with Steelcase — a natural fit of two companies speaking the same language and prioritizing people’s changing needs at work.
Turns out, finding the privacy you need at work doesn’t necessarily require closing a door. A new Steelcase study proves that when an open plan office is designed with pockets of visual privacy, it really is possible to focus and get things done. But don’t close your eyes to this additional finding: When it’s time to get creative, being in an open space with open views can help.
How the role of the library is evolving to advance changes in technology, pedagogy and learning.
Sssh. Libraries are traditionally quiet, rigid places filled with rules. But, that’s changing. The digital revolution, new learning styles and new generations are redefining today’s libraries. Listen as library leaders and Steelcase Education researcher Aileen Strickland-McGee share new insights into how the heart of campus can adapt to be future-ready. To learn more about the role the physical environment plays, visit steelcase.com/library.
Steelcase joined Anker on stage in New York to share its vision for the future of power in the workplace.
Flexibility, mobility, choice and comfort are expectations of today’s workforce. Informal, casual meeting nooks, cafés, lounges and outdoor spaces continue to dislodge traditional work environments such as benches and workstations, as more and more employers recognize that inspiring work environments attract top performers and fuel creativity and innovation.
Pods are a popular way to add privacy to the open plan. But, how do you know which pod is right for you?