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.
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.
“We’re attracting rock stars to come here now.” The new La-Z-Boy generates excitement and engagement.
Microsoft Senior Director Julia Atalla sat down with 360 to explain why a tech company is interested in the physical environment.
When you’re almost a hundred years old, being a little dated is to be expected. The 1920’s vintage headquarters of La-Z-Boy, however, didn’t just look out of date, it was holding the company back.