Making the Private Office More Effective

Private offices have changed little over the last century. Four walls, a double ped desk and credenza, a desk chair and a guest chair or two. Yet while the private office has been fixed in place, most everything…

Boeing Redesign for Workplace Effectiveness

How an earthquake helped instigate a major cultural and physical change for the Boeing 737 manufacturing site in Renton, Washington.

Designing With Forearm Support In Mind

A soft-edged worksurface reduces the risk of injury and can help people feel better while they work. Recent research confirmed that soft edges on worksurfaces ease pressure on the forearms by distributing the load over a larger, more…

Kennedy Space Center Upgrades Seating

NASA tried out the different chairs for a week and, not surprisingly, selected a chair that reflects both ergonomic and design innovation: Siento.

Cincinnati Art Center: Integrated Spaces

The opportunity to participate in a project of such far-reaching significance does not come often, and Steelcase was determined to offer whatever help it could to make it possible for Zaha Hadid to fulfill her dramatic vision for the museum.

How Workspace Design Fosters Innovation

Nearly everyone agrees that innovation is the way to supercharge an organization to growth. The right places can help make it happen.

New-Gen workers in India and China

As residents of the world’s hottest centers of economic growth, young people in India and China are breaking new ground while surrounded by traditions. Providing the best workplaces for these workers starts with understanding what their generation is all about.

Sustainability + The Triple Bottom Line

The larger issue is how to define sustainability. The word has transcended its original environmental roots and become part of everyday conversation. Sustainability has grown as a concept to include economic and social meaning.

Building Wellbeing into the Workplace

Choice and control are found throughout the work environment’s furniture and tools. A chair that provides ergonomic benefits to people of various sizes and working in different postures adds to physical wellbeing.

Movement Improves Employee Wellbeing

The truth is, sitting isn’t killing us. But as this paper will demonstrate, sitting in poor postures for long periods with little movement and few breaks for standing or walking can impact our health and reduce our productivity.

Boosting Culture

Culture, the reigning champ of hip offices everywhere, promises to fuel employee positivity, productivity and loyalty in small businesses—but do we have proof it actually delivers results? We do now.