Making Distance Disappear

In today’s economic landscape organizations can’t allow distance to be a barrier to effective teams. As distributed teams become pervasive, the challenges they face become more evident.

Visions of What’s NEXT

Over 600 students submitted design solutions. After initial judging by the students’ faculty members, each school’s top two entries moved on to an evaluation by an independent panel of professional judges.

Too Much Noise

In offices, irritating noise can come from all kinds of sources: air conditioning, obnoxious ringtones, traffic, nearby construction, unsophisticated sound-masking systems and—especially—from other people’s voices.

Power of Place: The Office Renaissance

A 2014 Steelcase-commissioned survey in 14 countries around the world confirms that people who are the most satisfied with their work environment are also the most engaged. These employees are not looking for the paradigms of the past.

The Quiet Ones

Because of this perception, many introverts go through their day trying to overcome their natural tendencies and to exhibit more extroverted types of behaviors that seem to be critical to success.

Health Impact Study: Leap Chair

In a year-long study people who received the Leap chair and office ergonomics training achieved up to a 17.8% increase in productivity.

Armrest Support in a Changing Workplace

Whenever work changes in a fundamental way, it’s important to reexamine the ergonomic support that’s needed. New work trends—especially the introduction of tablets, smart phones and other touch-based technologies—present a new set of challenges for worker health and wellbeing.

Posture Support in a Changing Workplace

As technologies and trends transform work processes, understanding the impact on postures is crucial for helping people work safely, comfortably and productively.

Reinventing the WorkBench for the Office

The workbench is a workplace tradition. From the wood tables used for centuries to today’s sleek, technology-infused versions , benching is a concept that continues to evolve.

Boosting Employee Engagement

Unhappy and unproductive, disengaged employees are unlikely to make positive contributions and their negativity tends to spread with alarming ramifications. Conversely, engaged employees are more productive, have lower turnover rates.