Your Coach Was Wrong: There Is an “I” in Team

Teams are made up of a bunch of “I”s — individuals with unique personalities, skills and needs. On the field or in the office, a team performs at its best when the needs of the group are supported while also addressing the needs of each member. We need to think about the “me within the we.”

Coaching a New Kind of Teamwork

Modern teams—tasked with solving complex problems and helping organizations innovate—work less like a relay team, handing off work from one to another, and more like a hockey team, fast-paced and interconnected. They are hyper-collaborative. Chris Congdon, Editor of 360 Magazine, and Julie Barnhart-Hoffman, Steelcase researcher, explore what barriers these teams face and how to give them the control they need to succeed. Deep dive into this topic by reading New Work. New Rules.

Collaboration Just Got Easier

Steelcase and Microsoft introduced new solutions for fast-paced teams during a live reveal in New York City. Steelcase Flex Collection creates dynamic neighborhoods teams can adapt on demand. And, Microsoft Surface Hub 2S and Steelcase Roam allow teams to collaborate almost anywhere. If you missed the excitement, check out our recap.

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.

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.