Changes to Offices in a Technically Advanced Workplace

Offices Changes

 

Office construction and remodeling numbers are up in the United States. An office renaissance is underway and changes are happening fast. Steelcase designers and researchers offer insights into five key reasons we’re seeing changes now.

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How Design, Materiality & Performance Create Inspiring Spaces

Design, Materiality and Inspiration at Work

 

Why are some parts of the workplace always buzzing with activity — social spaces with constant clusters of people, rooms that are always booked or desks and enclaves that are always taken? What makes people choose to work in one space over another? Increasingly, people at work are searching for something. They’re looking for spaces that allow them to feel comfortable, help them think better and support their ability to solve problems.

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NEXT Student Design Competition Sparks New Business

NEXT Design CompetitionThe reigning NEXT Student Design Competition winner is using his new skills to start a bussiness.

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Active Learning Center Grant Launches Third Cycle

Active Learning Center Grant Launches Third CycleOld norms are giving way to a deeper, broader and more individualized perspective on what student success is and how to achieve it. Many educators are rethinking their teaching methods, curricula, support services and technologies, all with the aim of developing a more relevant and strategic approach. The Active Learning Center Grant from Steelcase Education is launching its third cycle to help educators create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring active learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and teachers.

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How Leadership Won the World Series for the Chicago Cubs

How Leadership Won the World Series for the Chicago CubsChicago Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon delivered a team culture built to overcome obstacles.

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Leadership Under Pressure: Inside the Executive Office

Leadership Under Pressure- Inside the Executive OfficeA first-hand perspective on why pressure at the executive level is mounting.

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Finding Ways to Attract Hard to Engage Employees

Finding Ways to Attract Hard to Engage EmployeesCompared to the global averages, Japanese employees lack engagement, trust and a sense of feeling valued at work. So, what can be done?

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Classroom Makeover Transforms Learning

Classroom Makeover Transforms LearningOne year after receiving an Active Learning Center Grant from Steelcase Education, a Michigan high school classroom is taking stock of the changes it’s already seen in students and teachers.

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Inspiring Spaces Reinvigorate the Office

16-0068861It’s not just a millennial thing. People of all ages are craving informal, casual and authentic spaces at work. These inspiring, breakout spaces can benefit the holistic wellbeing of workers while helping to promote employee engagement.

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One Designer’s Vision of the Future Comes to Life

One Design's Vision of the Future Comes to LifeAn Interview with George Pritchard of KSQ Design

Steelcase global research shows the workplace can be an important tool in engaging employees. The workplace can do this by placing an emphasis on the wellbeing of people, considering their physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing needs at work. There is a cultural movement in office design to create thoughtfully curated office spaces that are more human-centered — focusing on design, materiality and performance.

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