Restoration Office – How Biophilia Reduces Stress and Promotes Renewal at Work

Restoration Office

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.

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Healthcare Students Engage in New Classrooms

Healthcare Students Engage in New Classrooms

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.

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Steelcase Partners with HBO’s Silicon Valley

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 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.

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How Patient Room Design Impacts Healthcare Environment

How Patient Room Design Impacts Healthcare Environment

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.

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Q + A” ‘The Future of Work is Not Work’

Q+A - ‘The Future of Work Is Not Work’

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.

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Staying Connected at Work: 1900s to Now

Staying Connected at Work

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.

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Place + Technology Drive Creative Performance

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 to a type of person.

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Why Materials Make a Difference to Your Workplace

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 a story and it’s those details that can make a space feel like home. More and more people are looking for that same feeling while at work. Warm, humanistic and natural materials are being layered together to create inspiring spaces where people want to work.

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Your IT Department is Changing

Your IT Department is Changing


Every company is becoming a software company. Think about the vehicle you drove to work today. Was it a car? Or a series of sensors and computers? Think about your television. Is it simply receiving a series of images and sounds? Or is it also transmitting, storing and delivering data about your preferences, interests and habits? In this world where every product is digitally connected, every company must become a technology company. These changes are sweeping across all industries and forcing the information technology professional to work differently.

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4 Questions to Ask Before Investing in Your Next Workspace

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 to seek out spots that remind them of home. But, while a couch and a coffee table might look inviting, they don’t all survive the rigors of the workplace.

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