Growing a business is essential to success. But as a company expands, other aspects of the organization may lack for attention. Communication and collaboration can decline and the company’s culture and brand can suffer, too. As GeoBlue grew from start-up to a major player in the insurance industry, organizational issues began to emerge.
Coworking spaces are hot. There are over 7,000 around the world, and the number keeps growing. Also called shared workspaces, these work environments have proliferated along with the growth of mobile work. They act as outside offices, or even as the primary office, for workers in practically every industry.
When Jim Hackett held his first global leadership meeting as Ford’s CEO, he called on Steelcase Events to help design a space to signal change.
Can a workplace elicit creativity? Mathew Welsh not only believes so, he depends on it to contribute to his company’s success. His firm, Journeyman, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, creates visual communications “to build prosperity and understanding through the art of storytelling,” as he describes it.