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Return to Office Is Like Returning From Deployment (S1:E7)

Lt. Col. Adria Horn shares a unique perspective on talent and turnover, and draws interesting parallels between returning to the office and returning from deployment. She serves in the U.S. Army Reserve and is executive vice president of workforce for Tilson Technology Management. She contributed to a McKinsey article called “A Military Veteran Knows Why Your Employees Are Leaving.”

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The New Hybrid Neighborhood

The New Hybrid Neighborhood

Rather than basing office design on the need to fit more people into less space, the workplace should draw inspiration from a new source — the vibrant communities in which we live.

Innovation as a Recipe for Engaging Talent (S1:E6)

Innovation as a Recipe for Engaging Talent (S1:E6)

Business leaders have been trying to crack the code on innovation since the beginning of time. But, Dr. Simone Ahuja has a new take on innovation. She says it’s not just about filling an unmet need in the market or solving a previously unsolvable problem. She says innovation is a recipe for engaging and retaining talent. Plus, she shares strategies for building microcultures of innovation in every organization.

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Healthcare Design Moving Forward

Healthcare Design Moving Forward

Steelcase Health design and research experts recently attended the 2022 Healthcare Design Conference & Expo, the premier networking and educational event in the industry.

Be More Human in the AI Age with Kevin Roose (S1:E5)

Be More Human in the AI Age with Kevin Roose (S1:E5)

Can a robot take your job? Kevin Roose, New York Times technology writer and author of Futureproof, shares his take on how we can bring more of our humanity to work to avoid being replaced by AI. Plus, he lets us in on how a small bookstore in Oakland, California managed to thrive despite all the market forces working against it.

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Championing Our Veterans

Championing Our Veterans

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) has designated Steelcase as a veteran-friendly organization by awarding it recognition as a 2022

Loneliness, Lingering + Libraries with Eric Klinenberg (S1:E4)

Loneliness, Lingering + Libraries with Eric Klinenberg (S1:E4)

What’s the real impact of community? NYU social science professor and author of Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg, conducted research on a deadly Chicago heat wave that illustrates how important community is to humanity’s resilience. Eric’s work is foundational to how we have been re-envisioning the workplace to be more like some of the best neighborhoods and communities where we live.

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Groupiness at Work with Annie Murphy Paul (S1:E3)

Groupiness at Work with Annie Murphy Paul (S1:E3)

We’re busting myths about how the brain works with guest Annie Murphy Paul, author of The Extended Mind. Annie shares her research into how “context sensitive” our brain is and why our environment matters so much when it comes to how we think and work. Plus, she shares how we need to rethink the way we create groupiness at work in the hybrid era.

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Leadership by Design

Leadership by Design

A fundamentally different approach to leadership spaces can be an important tool for building the kind of culture and fostering the kind of behaviors leaders want to see from their organization.

Neuroscience of Community with David Rock (S1:E2)

Neuroscience of Community with David Rock (S1:E2)

How does a sense of community impact the brain? David Rock, CEO and co-founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute, joins us to talk about leadership and how we can create a greater sense of community in today’s era of hybrid work. We’ll cover return to office, quiet quitting and new skills hybrid leaders need to be successful.
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A New Vision for the Workplace (S1:E1)

A New Vision for the Workplace (S1:E1)

Welcome to Work Better, the podcast where we think about work and ways to make it better. Host and editor in chief of Work Better magazine, Chris Congdon, introduces our first series where we’ve brought together a diverse group of thinkers to explore the idea of creating workplaces that are more like thriving communities.
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Working for the World We Share

Working for the World We Share

Buildings have an outsized impact on climate change, causing 37% of all global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the World

Conversations: Michael Held

Conversations: Michael Held

We sit down with Michael Held, VP of Global Design at Steelcase to discuss design challenges, implementing sustainability into design and more.