There’s no question about it. Employees around the world are rejecting standard, bland offices and demanding something fundamentally different. This anti-corporate backlash is loud and clear. But the solution isn’t as clear.
A new generation of tech-savvy and connected students arrives with radically different experiences and expectations. Aware of the global economy and the competition it represents, students and their families are placing increasingly higher demands on education at all levels. Educators are responding with a refreshing openness, evolving teaching methods, incorporating technologies and looking for ways to promote active learning in more places.
Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends nearly 90 percent of their time inside. Yet nature and the outdoors have a powerful hold on our wellbeing.
Learning happens everywhere. For Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences students, this is especially true. The school is designed exclusively for the healthcare field blending classroom and experiential learning. In the fall of 2016, PCHS opened its doors to the Center for Excellence in Practice. Research, case studies, and student surveys led to a partnership with Steelcase Education and the renovation of two campus buildings. Designers created areas to meet everyone’s needs including; 26 classrooms, 18 collaboration areas or study pods, and simulation and learning labs.
As Silicon Valley creators prepared to film the fourth season of the popular HBO comedy, the tech hub’s favorite fictional startup had a new opportunity. Some of the main characters were moving into a venture capitalist’s office. The move had significance to the storyline. Would the rag-tag team of coding geniuses hit it big? Set decorator, David Cook, was tasked with creating the perfect places for this new story play out. He knew the space had to tell a story and communicate a new way of working for the characters. After doing some research, he reach out to Steelcase to help create the ideal work environment. Cook sat down with 360 to discuss the partnership.
Family members support hospital patients emotionally and physically, but these important people in the healthcare process are often underutilized and undervalued. Now, new insights from Steelcase Health released today reveal how patient room design can impact family experiences and engagement in a loved one’s care, and influence patient satisfaction and outcomes.
What does the world of work look like as Artificial Intelligence, algorithms, bots and big data infiltrate more of our lives? Ben Pring, co-leader of Cognizant’s Future of Work Center, asks that question in “What to Do When Machines Do Everything.” His new book, co-authored with Malcolm Frank and Paul Roehrig, offers a realistic and optimistic view of the future of work. 360 sat down with Pring to hear about what his research reveals about our near, and more distant, future.
Since the world’s first skyscraper went up in Chicago in 1885, people have converged to work together for a common goal. Companies and how people work together have changed dramatically since then and, in recent years, these changes have come fast and furious.
Despite what you may have grown up believing, people are not born creative. People don’t grow up destined for careers as artists or musicians. Research tells us creativity is an iterative process in which anyone can engage, and not restricted to a type of person.