Category Archives: Office Productivity

Staying Connected at Work: 1900s to Now

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 … Continue reading

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Place + Technology Drive Creative Performance

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 … Continue reading

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Why Materials Make a Difference to Your Workplace

Paint, texture and fabric can breathe new life into an old space. It’s why so many people paint their walls as soon as they buy a new house. They want to make it their own. Details within a space tell … Continue reading

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4 Questions to Ask Before Investing in Your Next Workspace

New ways of working are driving the demands for different kinds of spaces at work. People are looking for more informal, comfortable places to get work done. Workers want to feel like they can be themselves at work leading them … Continue reading

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What Football’s Big Game Can Teach Us About the Workplace

On Sunday, more than one-hundred million people will watch football’s biggest night and many could care less about who wins. In fact, fewer than half, a full 40 percent are not football fans and only about one-third say the actual … Continue reading

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Changes to Offices in a Technically Advanced Workplace

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

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 … Continue reading

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How Leadership Won the World Series for the Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon delivered a team culture built to overcome obstacles.

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Leadership Under Pressure: Inside the Executive Office

A first-hand perspective on why pressure at the executive level is mounting.

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Finding Ways to Attract Hard to Engage Employees

Compared 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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