The open office is reality for the majority of workers, and there’s no shortage of complaints about it. So how did we get here? And what does our past mean for the future of the open office?
A chief open office complaint is a lack of privacy. Yet, few studies test how to help people focus in the open plan. Until now.
Privacy – on demand! Pods are the new office hot spot. Learn how to ask the right questions about designing productive places away from the desk when you need four walls and a door.
With more office space devoted to shared spaces, they shouldn’t sit empty. There’s an art & science to creating spaces that help people feel good and be productive.
If the original intent of the open office was better collaboration, communication and trust, then what’s getting in the way? And what can we do about it?
Orangebox, the newest member of the Steelcase family of brands, showed its products for the first time at NeoCon. Mino Vernaschi, Orangebox co-founder and managing director, and Adrian Welch, global account manager, describe how they design for Smartworking—to help people work productively away from the desk. The Mixology Awards recently named Orangebox Manufacturer of the Year and recognized Vernaschi with the Henry Pugh Outstanding Contribution Award.
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The acquisition of Orangebox continues Steelcase’s growth trajectory as it expands its solutions to support the new ways teams are working.
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.