The Office Renaissance

A global cultural movement is redefining the corporate workplace—from a singular focus on efficiency, towards a pluralistic approach that enriches the emotional, cognitive and physical wellbeing of people. In the global quest for talent and the escalating need for employee engagement, a societal shift advocating for informal, authentic and inspiring spaces has taken hold.

Seeking Privacy and Designing for It

It’s the number one workplace issue: workers can’t find places to work without distractions. Vanessa Bradley, Steelcase manager of Advanced Applications Design, explains key design concepts organizations can use to help workers find the privacy they seek in the workplace.

3 Reasons for the Privacy Crisis at Work

There are five personal privacy strategies we can all use at work. Melanie Redman, a senior design researcher for WorkSpace Futures at Steelcase, describes these five strategies derived from her team’s research project.

5 Strategies to Get the Privacy You Crave at Work

Craving more privacy at work? Learn 5 key strategies you can use to achieve privacy in the office.

Finding Ways to Attract Hard to Engage Employees

Compared to the global averages, Japanese employees lack engagement, trust and a sense of feeling valued at work. So, what can be done?

Classroom Makeover Transforms Learning

Steelcase Education awarded Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan one of its Active Learning Center Grants to help support its new STEM Academy. The new classroom gives teachers flexibility to move quickly from lecture space to discussion space. See how it transformed the classroom.

Active Learning Classroom Brings New Life to School

With more than 850 students, 30 percent of whom are below grade-level, Saluda Trail Middle School in South Carolina had a culture of project–based learning. The problem was the classrooms didn’t support the teaching methods. After Steelcase Education awarded the school an Active Learning Center Grant, the school saw higher student engagement levels and increasing test scores.

Why the UAE Has So Many Engaged Workers

According to the Steelcase Global Report, twenty percent of employees are highly engaged and highly satisfied with their workplace in the United Arab Emirates, making it one of the most engaged and satisfied nations.

Creating Authentic, Inspiring Spaces for Designers

There is a cultural movement in office design to create thoughtfully curated destinations that are more human-centered. This is the first in a series of interviews with architects and designers discussing the evolution of the workplace.