Teams are under more pressure than ever, expected to untangle complex problems, deliver fantastic results and do it all faster than their competitors. Today’s teams are hyper-collaborators who navigate a fluid, fast-paced flow of interdependent ideas, redefining both teamwork and me work. Their work has changed dramatically, but their workspaces? Not so much. Steelcase researchers reveal how to create spaces that give today’s revolutionaries what they expect and need to excel at work.
These three industry leaders are working together to discover how 5G and IoT will help transform the workplace and manufacturing.
No matter where you are in the world, new research tells us the conditions needed for successful collaboration are universal.
What happens when a multi-disciplinary team of Steelcase designers, researchers, engineers and project managers go out to observe creative and hightech teams in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East? They learn all sorts of things from renegade hackers who refuse to put up with the status quo of their existing workplaces, then come back and create the Steelcase Flex Collection—a new solution designed to create dynamic neighborhoods for teams and individuals. DIY has never been this easy, or this effective.
Neuroscience tells us our brains and bodies are linked, and our ability to learn and solve problems can be influenced by how we move. But a recent Steelcase global study confirms that, although people typically now spend most their time at work collaborating, they’re doing it in spaces that force them to be passive and sedentary versus actively engaged. Today’s fiercely competitive business environment demands a new, active type of collaboration plus dramatically different environments to support it.
Steelcase and Anker join forces to bring mobile power to the workplace so teams can work anywhere.
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.”
How the Steelcase Flex Collection supports the day-to-day activities of a creative team.
How the Steelcase Flex Collection keeps up with a truly agile digital team.
Consider flipping the script—instead of people moving when they change their mode of work, what if they could stay with their team and move their furniture?
Thanks to its highly collaborative and efficient nature, agile is a practice used by a growing number of industries to improve speed, flexibility, and customer focus despite having been derived from software development.