In another 10 years, your current office will seem as quaint as a rotary phone on the kitchen wall. By carefully analyzing the signals of change that surround us today, Steelcase researchers formulated seven fascinating scenarios for how and where work might occur just one decade from today. Thrilling or sobering, they’re sure to stimulate a point of view about a future that will be very different from what we’re experiencing today.
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.
Re-envisioning of the work environment. Mackinac system consists of distinct “microzones” that support focused work, collaboration among 2-3 colleagues, privacy for rejuvenation as well as easy accessibility for learning and socializing — all in a compact footprint that works in both a private office or a totally open floor plan.
New partnerships are helping to bring the comforting Danish concept of ‘hygge’ to the office.