Is it really possible to ignite—or reclaim—a sense of “startup culture” in your workplace? With focused intentionality, passionate determination and a little spunk, we believe the answer is, “Absolutely.” Here are some tips to get you started.
It’s a cornerstone of employee engagement, yet many organizations aren’t articulating or living their purpose consistently. Steelcase’s Applied Research + Consulting division is helping companies leverage their spaces, processes and technology to bring purpose into the daily work experience.
The company’s leadership decided on a bold plan: reinvent their global headquarters campus in Grand Rapids, MI, leverage the workplace to drive a more mobile, agile and innovative company culture, and use this transformation as a platform for testing new ways of leveraging space to add value to an organization.
As residents of the world’s hottest centers of economic growth, young people in India and China are breaking new ground while surrounded by traditions. Providing the best workplaces for these workers starts with understanding what their generation is all about.
After more than 20 years of business, the communication design firm Agnew Moyer Smith Inc. (AMS) was beginning to fight its space. Designed just as computers were entering the industry, the space didn’t support mobile computing well. It had also failed to keep up with the firm’s evolving team structure and processes.
Thanks to technology, a lot of people can now work from anywhere, carrying the office with them in their pocket, briefcase or backpack. However, most people find out fairly quickly that, although “anywhere” may be a nice change of pace, the advantages are short-term. New turnstone products bring the appeal of away-from-the-office settings into the office so that workers can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Leaders worry about how well their organizations are positioned for the new economy, the mobility of work, dramatic changes in technology and recovery from a global recession that sent everyone reeling. Steelcase faced this challenge by using space to help drive culture change in the organization and better align people, culture and work processes for a fast-changing business world. Read more about our journey to a new culture…