Trending in the Corporate World
What’s new in the corporate world? We always have an eye out for trends that are driving decision-making, practices that make great companies great, compelling viewpoints that are shaping workplace design… in short, ideas that can make a difference for us all. Here’s a look at some current research, insights and thinking that matters.
Essays, research, studies, white papers and more from industry leaders, manufacturers, scholars, best-selling authors and others who offer their unique take on a wide range of workplace issues. Learn more…
Steelcase 360 Article: Think Better
By integrating the discoveries of neuroscience with their own investigations into worker behaviors and the changing nature of work, the Steelcase WorkSpace Futures team offers new insights and ideas for how workplaces can be reimagined in innovative ways to optimize brain performance.
Harvard Business Review Article: Balancing “We” and “Me”: The Best Collaborative Spaces Also Support Solitude
The workplace is more distracting than ever, taking a toll on employees and their ability to focus. In the October Harvard Business Review article, Balancing “We" and “Me", Steelcase reveals how giving people more solitude can actually improve collaboration. Find out how your office can provide the choice and control people need for more privacy and improved collaboration.
Steelcase 360 Article: Culture Code: Leveraging the Workplace to Meet Today's Global Challenges
The Steelcase WorkSpace Futures research study of 11 countries reveals what organizations need to know about the role of culture in high-performing global workplaces.
Steelcase 360 Article: A Quiet Place To Work
Susan Cain, author of the bestselling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, says there’s too much emphasis on group work in business today and that’s a problem for introverts, which make up between one-third and one-half of the population.
Steelcase 360 Article: Creating An Innovation Center
Steelcase researchers studied the process and the role space plays in innovation that led to the development of design criteria required to create an innovation center.
Steelcase 360 Article: Unlocking The Code (Culture)
The cultural challenges multinational companies are facing can affect the bottom line. The most successful organizations are addressing them now.
Steelcase 360 Article: Future Focused, A New Lens For Leading Organizations
In a challenging, complex and competitive environment, business leaders everywhere are united by a common desire: to anticipate the future and act on it now.
News and thought-provoking views from notable industry publications and observers. Often inspiring, sometimes entertaining, and certainly helpful for following trends in the industry. Learn more…
Steelcase 360° Magazine
Check out the latest information on workplace research, insights and trends that will help you understand how people really work and how creating great space can make a difference.
Fast Company Magazine
Fast Company inspires a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of business.
Wired reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics.
Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review (HBR) is a general management magazine covering a wide range of topics relevant to different industries, management functions, and geographic locations while focusing on such areas as leadership, organizational change, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and managing people.
Big ideas deserve the spotlight, like these books. Here are some of our favorites because of the important lessons they offer on organizational behavior, productivity, workplace trends and more. Learn more…
Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long by David Rock
In this book, we travel inside two people's brains as they attempt to sort the vast quantities of information they're presented with, figure out how to prioritize it, organize it and act on it.
The Shift : The Future of Work is Already Here, Lynda Gratton
Work is a defining, all‐consuming part of our lives. Now, more than ever, the speed at which the nature of work is changing is having an extraordinary impact on working lives everywhere.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so.
Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon MacKenzie
Creativity is crucial to business success. But too often, even the most innovative organization quickly becomes a "giant hairball"‐‐a tangled, impenetrable mass of rules, traditions, and systems, all based on what worked in the past‐‐that exercises an inexorable pull into mediocrity. Originally self‐published and already a business "cult classic", this is a personally empowering and entertaining look at the intersection between human creativity and the bottom line.
Switch: How To Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
Switch asks the following question: Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle, say the Heaths, is a conflict that’s built into our brains. In a compelling, story‐driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change.
Informative and social, blogs are a growing marketplace of ideas. Here are some of our favorites from journalists, media outlets, trade organizations, advocacy groups and others. Learn more…
The TED Blog shares interesting news about TED, TED Talks video, the TED Prize and more.
Hands-on tools for architects, designers and anyone involved in workspace planning to help with developing or conveying design intent, space allocation and layout, and more. Learn more…
NBS Showroom App
Experience all four of the NBS Commercial Interiors Showrooms wherever you are, right on your iPad. Whenever we update the products on the showroom floor, your Virtual Tour app will be updated too. Download free from iTunes.
Interconnected Workplace Applications Interactive PDF
This tool makes it easy to review the five Interconnected Workplace issues and the concept of “I/Owned/We/Shared” spaces with a variety of related examples, thoughtstarters and application insights.
Steelcase Planning Ideas for the Interconnected Workplace
These thoughtstarters can be used as a resource to help inspire, envision or plan your workspace solutions. Each application provides 2D & 3D visuals, pricing and specifications for detailed reference.
Steelcase Power of Place: Workcafé IdeaBook
A WorkCafé is a dynamic space that connects people with colleagues, their work, and their organization. It transforms traditional corporate cafeteria real estate into destinations for connection, collaboration, focus and innovation.
Steelcase Power of Place: Privacy IdeaBook
Today’s highest-performing, most appealing and relevant workplaces are designed in new ways to provide an effective balance between open areas for collaboration and privacy spaces for focus and rejuvenation. The result is optimally utilized real estate that positively reflects an organization’s values and brand, strengthens employees’ engagement and helps build a cohesive culture.
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