When global telecommunications company Vodafone merged its Dutch business with Ziggo, the country’s largest cable provider, one of the biggest challenges company leaders faced was internal: joining two very different workplace cultures. While all Vodafone employees, including its leaders, had become highly mobile with all-unassigned workspaces and the ability to work wherever they wanted, Ziggo relied on assigned workstations in the open plan and private offices for its executives.
When the Washington, D.C., office of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, a leading international architecture and design firm, had the chance to expand into an 1,100-square-foot space being vacated next door, leaders realized this was more than just an opportunity to become bigger.
For high-tech software company PTC in Boston, integrating Steelcase’s Smart + Connected tools in their new headquarters has made it possible to leverage data and technology to support space management, wayfinding and collaboration and put their culture change in hyperdrive.
Whether you call it “resimercial,” “ancillary spaces” or “loose furnishings” the goal is the same: attract the best talent by offering a workplace with a relaxed vibe and hip sensibility. This decidedly “anti-corporate” approach to the workplace is intended to inject creativity and humanity into our culture and work process.
Leadership looks very different today than it did just a few decades ago. Organizations are shifting from hierarchical and self-contained models to part of a broader system with less concentrated control. Kim Dabbs, Steelcase director of social innovation, shares how space can transform an organization by building transparency and trust as part of an esteemed panel at the 11th Global Peter Drucker Forum.
Tour beautifully-curated workspaces inspired by the seasons. Brian Shapland, Steelcase general manager of ancillary partnerships, and Jenn Hunziker, Steelcase applications consultant, worked with Steelcase dealer One Workplace and Two Decor to create these show-stopping spaces in our San Francisco pop-up. Experience these designs and see how the diverse Steelcase portfolio brings them to life in-person through March 2020. Designers can explore each space now as part of Marketplace Featured Projects.
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