Explore the latest workplace research, insights and trends from Steelcase
Go Beyond with Steelcase Karman
Read how Steelcase designers and engineers pushed beyond what was possible to develop a product unlike anything created before.
Research shows people need and expect a work experience that’s fundamentally better than what they left. Discover what people say they need and expect moving forward.
Learn more about new design principles enabling organizations to create a better work experience.
The experiences students, educators and administrators have had during the pandemic has accelerated trends in education and is shaping expectations for the future of learning.
Walk into many offices today and you might think you’re in a trendy cafe or boutique hotel. To attract the best and the brightest many companies are creating an “anti-office” — a more relaxed and energetic environment that contrasts with the more formidable and conventional approaches organizations favored in the past.
New research from Steelcase points the way with guidelines for creating casual work settings that are purposeful, productive and appealing— sure-to-be-used places for getting real work done.
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New Work. New Rules.
Speed. Complexity. Disruption. These are the things companies need to deal with every day if they want to survive and grow. They have to innovate — and this requires a new breed of hyper-collaborative teams and a very different kind of workplace.
The key to supporting individuals and teams is to give them more control over their experience at work.
Learn more about this design principal.
The Creative Shift
Steelcase and Microsoft joined forces to think about the challenges organizations and people face as they engage in creative work. Understanding both space and technology have a role in supporting this work they co-developed Creative Spaces.
Creative Spaces are an interdependent ecosystem of spaces and technologies designed for diverse modes of creative work. These spaces deliver key spatial attributes that address privacy, posture and proximity.
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Wellbeing: A Bottom Line Issue
Workplaces should provide a variety of settings where people can choose to sit, stand, walk or perch. It’s important to empower employees with an environment they can move around—when they’re seated it’s equally as important their chair supports them in the ways they work.
“Ergonomic issues should always be top of mind for employers,” says Kevin Butler, a senior ergonomist at Steelcase. “Upper-extremity issues, especially pain in the neck and shoulders, are becoming more common all the time as a result of people constantly peering down at their handheld devices.”
With global competition and disruption coming from all sides, it’s clear the world is changing, and quickly. It’s also clear organizations need to embrace a growth mindset to fuel innovation by becoming more agile, encourage constant and continuous learning and rapidly adapt to new possibilities.
STEELCASE LEARNING AND INNOVATION CENTER (LINC) IN MUNICH
LINC is an inspiring and high-performing space. It was designed with an understanding of how learning, creativity and innovation interconnect. It demonstrates how the habitats where people work can activate a culture shift by fostering a new set of habits.