The open office is reality for the majority of workers, and there’s no shortage of complaints about it. So how did we get here? And what does our past mean for the future of the open office?
Steelcase Health highlighted virtual care and flexibility in healthcare design as two key topics impacting the industry in 2019.
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.