Driving Culture Change at Steelcase’s HQ

The company’s leadership decided on a bold plan: reinvent their global headquarters campus in Grand Rapids, MI, leverage the workplace to drive a more mobile, agile and innovative company culture, and use this transformation as a platform for testing new ways of leveraging space to add value to an organization.

Think Better

It’s fast becoming a deeply-embedded yearning of our time. In workplaces throughout the world, there’s awareness that we’re not performing to full potential and too many distractions are to blame. While the diagnosis may seem clear, most people feel helpless to do anything about it other than to keep working harder at staying focused.

New Focus: Understanding LEED® Version 4

Leading organizations recognize that when they align the social, economic and environmental impacts of business decisions with their company’s purpose and values, the outcomes can be substantial: improved business results, enhanced reputation, and optimized value proposition for all stakeholders.

New Focus: Understanding LEED® Version 3

Today, sustainability permeates every aspect of a company’s strategic business plan: social investments, manufacturing processes, real estate, materials, energy use, procurement, certifications and market claims.

How The Legal Industry is Evolving

As the legal industry evolves, its work environments require new approaches. by Steelcase WorkSpace Futures, in conjunction with Steelcase wood- As a nation of laws, the U.S. has always depended on its lawyers.

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.