Rethinking An Old Project Room to Support Creativity

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 many human jobs. However, many experts, including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, see AI as helpful. While AI may take over more rote tasks, it will add new jobs as well. Plus, as computers do more of the cumbersome, busy work that bogs us down, we’ll get to spend more time creatively solving problems to innovate and drive business forward.

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Active Learning Center Grant Launches Fourth Cycle

Active Learning Center Grant Launches Fourth Cycle

Old norms are giving way to a deeper, broader and more individualized perspective on what student success is and how to achieve it. Many teachers and administrators 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 fourth cycle to identify educators at the leading edge of active learning pedagogies. Steelcase Education seeks to partner with educators to create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring active learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and teachers.

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Five Ways the Office Can Help Combat Loneliness

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

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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Activating the Classroom

Activating the Classroom

It’s just one of nearly 300 classrooms on the five campuses of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, but it’s had an outsized impact at the institution.

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Future Office with Microsoft Azure

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

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 you a burger, will you be satisfied? In life and in business, close isn’t good enough. You can’t make meaningful decisions, if you don’t trust how you’re making them. So, when it comes to an organization’s two most valuable assets, people and real estate, it isn’t surprising to learn that accuracy is paramount.

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Five Steps to Be Creative Despite Constraints

Five Steps to Be Creative Despite Constraints

Breakthrough ideas require new ways of thinking and new ways of working. Unlimited resources and limitless possibilities can produce incredibly innovated products. But, more often than not, the most creative problem solving occurs within a set of boundaries.
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The New Office — Ideas to Fuse Inspiration and Performance

The New Office

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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How the Verb Active Media Table is Driving Student Engagement

Verb Active Media Table Activates Large Classrooms

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.

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