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 The 1920’s vintage headquarters of La-Z-Boy, however, didn’t just look out of date, it was holding the company back.
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.
When it came time to revitalize the JLL Pittsburgh office the company leveraged Steelcase’s proprietary collection of Workplace Tools+Resources, to create an entirely new office environment that has transformed the ways their employees work and captivated clients.
Technology takes talent. Whether it’s hardware or software, behind the lines of code and high-tech circuitry are people who bring digital innovations to life. At Telnyx, a VoIP service provider for businesses, CEO David Casem says recruiting the right technical talent, engaging and retaining them is the most difficult task of running his company. That’s why Telnyx leverages their work environment to help attract great tech talent.
After reimagining the classroom, 12 educational institutions find that their Active Learning Centers result in enhanced collaboration and supported instructor-led changes in pedagogy among other positive outcomes.