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?
Ingrid Fetell Lee, author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, says it’s a huge misconception that joy and work are separate. She shares her radical theory — that a few simple changes to the work environment can make a dramatic difference in how people feel and perform. Read the transcript.
The future of work is mobile. Yet, plugs and cords have kept people tethered to the wall or floor — until now. Steven Yang, Anker Innovations CEO, and James Ludwig, Steelcase v.p. of global design & engineering, tell us how these two unlikely collaborators created the first-of-its-kind enterprise-level mobile power solution for the office.
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.