The Creative Shift

A decade or so ago, it was a prediction that was easily ignored. Now the trend toward more creative work is an idea whose time has come, and workplaces need to move forward, too. See how Steelcase and technology leader Microsoft have combined efforts to envision a workplace that accelerates the shift to creative work by supporting all the conditions it needs to thrive.

Find Your Fresh Perspective Outdoors: Design Q+A

The founder of Extremis shares how his company designs differently for the outdoors, how he takes advantage of small outside spaces and why we should all get outside a little more.

Do All Open Plan Offices Kill Collaboration?

Headlines following a new Harvard study declare open offices a “collaboration killer.” But, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Finding Balance

Re-envisioning of the work environment. Mackinac system consists of distinct “microzones” that support focused work, collaboration among 2-3 colleagues, privacy for rejuvenation as well as easy accessibility for learning and socializing — all in a compact footprint that works in both a private office or a totally open floor plan.

London Tech Week: Harness Creative Potential

A search for more passion and less passivity brought together a panel of experts at London Tech Week to explore how to stimulate creativity.

How Microsoft & Steelcase Drive Creativity at Work

Creativity is the fuel for innovation making it an essential ingredient for business growth. Microsoft and Steelcase are bringing together place and technology to help people be creative at work. Listen as 360 editor Chris Congdon talks to Ralf Groene, general manager for Device Design for Microsoft, and James Ludwig, vice president of Global Design at Steelcase about the collaboration between the two organizations.

Tim Brown on Leading Creative Organizations

IDEO’s Tim Brown talks about the three roles leaders have in creatively-competitive organizations and how to assess the creativity of a company.

Related: Deep dive into our creativity research by downloading 360 Focus: Creativity, Work and the Physical Environment .

Empower Executives to Lead in Better Ways

Progressive leaders are reshaping their organizations to be more agile, innovate and grow. Sara Armbruster, Steelcase VP Strategy, Research and New Business Innovation, explains how a leadership space can empower executives to lead in fundamentally better ways.