Category Archives: Office Productivity

Seven Emerging Workplace Design Influences in 2018

The world of work is changing fast to instigate a new set of trends focused on themes of creativity, community and conscientiousness.

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Five Ideas for Finding Purpose at Work

Despite a recognition that shared purposes improves business success, research suggests people are struggling to find it at work.

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Rethinking An Old Project Room to Support Creativity

Will a robot take my job? It’s a question on a lot of minds, according to a new Pew Research Center study (Oct. 2017). Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of adults worry about a future where robots and computers can do … Continue reading

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Five Ways the Office Can Help Combat Loneliness

Research suggests companies should make fostering social connections a strategic priority.

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Four Ways to Get More Creative on Your Own

To be more successful, productive and creative, Cal Newport, author of Deep Work, explores four rules for embracing meaningful work.

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Future Office with Microsoft Azure

Steelcase introduces Workplace Advisor and Personal Assistant, built on the Microsoft Azure IoT platform, helping organizations harness big data to create better workplaces.

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Meaningful Workplace Decisions Require Accurate Data

If your smartphone gets you within a mile of your destination, is that close enough? If a store delivers the shirt you bought, but in the wrong size, can you wear it? If you order steak and the waiter brings … Continue reading

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The New Office — Ideas to Fuse Inspiration and Performance

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.

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The Creative Shift – How Place + Technology + People Can Help Solve 21st Century Problems

“Ideas are the currency of the new economy.” That quote came from Richard Florida, an economist and social scientist who authored The Rise of the Creative Class… over fifteen years ago in 2002.

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Steelcase Partners with HBO’s Silicon Valley

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 … Continue reading

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