Designing
a Hybrid Workplace

Create neighborhoods and shared spaces that draw people in to focus, collaborate, socialize and learn.

Hybrid work changes everything and people have new expectations for their workplace. The office must adapt to evolving and fluid work patterns. It’s time to help people do their best work by creating places that work better.

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Explore Four Foundational Space Typologies

Personal Spaces

A range of spaces balancing the needs of “me” and “we” gives people control over their privacy and comfort.
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Work Better collaboration environment

Collaboration Spaces

Flexible settings and mobile tools and technology support in-person and distributed teams of all sizes.
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Social Spaces

An intentional and flexible mix of shared and individual experiences foster a sense of community and belonging.
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Learning Spaces

High-performing, adaptable spaces deliver integrated learning opportunities for in-person and distributed groups.
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Design Principles

New Design Principles

A new set of design principles enables organizations to create a better work experience, delivering on what people need now and in the future.

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Me + We

Equally support individual
and team work

Fixed to Fluid

Design for greater
flexibility and mobility

Open + Enclosed

More enclosed “me” and
more open “we” spaces

Braiding Digital + Physical

Enhance the human
experience through technology

Resources

Work Better Research

In a new era of hybrid work, Steelcase research shows how important the office is to people, what workers need and how the places people work can be a crucial part of an organization’s strategy to solve the complex issues leaders face today.