Work keeps getting more and more complex. Mackinac (pronounced MAK-uh-naw) re-envisions the office by supporting the range of activities leaders and their teams do throughout the day—all in a compact footprint. Chris Congdon, director of global research communications at Steelcase, and Rick Yeates, general manager of wood and worktools, demonstrate how Mackinac helps people navigate the complexity of work. Learn more about Mackinac.
It’s time to create new ideas, be agile and make things happen faster than ever. In order for organizations to grow, people and teams must work in new ways. Former Steelcase president and CEO Jim Keane shares new, innovative products, new partners and new technologies that are helping Steelcase rethink the office and create places where ideas flourish and people thrive.
The innovation and artistry behind SILQ, a chair described as more organism than machine, was showcased at NeoCon 2018. James Ludwig, vice president of Global Design and Engineering, takes us through the exhibit and shares how the team behind SILQ continues to innovate to offer new options for the chair. (Now available: SILQ)
Bruce Smith, Steelcase global design director, sees the world as a big prototype. At GreenBiz 2018, he shared how asking big questions, working together and pushing limits can help designers consider more sustainable solutions. (Video courtesy: GreenBiz)
“The idea was the easiest part. It seems so natural, replace all this machinery with something simple.” Watch James Ludwig share the design story behind the innovation, artistry and performance of SILQ — an innovation in office seating. Interested in SILQ news and product updates? Find out more about SILQ.
Watch as James Ludwig, vice president of Global Design & Engineering at Steelcase, describes the innovation that created SILQ’s patent-pending process, the artistry behind the alluring silhouette and the performance that makes you feel like you’re a part of SILQ when you sit in it.
As work is increasingly digitized, networked and automated, is a new kind of leadership required? Guillaume Alvarez, Steelcase senior vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, joined a panel at the 9th Global Peter Drucker Forum to discuss how to foster energy and engagement in new business settings. (Photo/Video: Global Peter Drucker Forum 2017).
Read more in his Drucker Forum blog A Recipe for Authentic Leadership to Boost Innovation.
How might we design environments that optimize the combined capabilities of humans and machines? This is the central question FORWARD fellows are exploring. Supported by Steelcase and the Savannah College of Art and Design, the FORWARD fellowship invited emerging design leaders from the Americas and Europe to Italy. There, they were exposed to a variety of design thinking methods, research on artificial intelligence and new ways of working before embarking on a nearly year-long quest to figure out how space can help solve a wicked problem.