January 28, 2020

Ancillary Spaces: A Top Trend for 2020

CEOs are focused on growth, innovation and culture. To attract the best and brightest, companies should consider what message their workplace is portraying. Does it reflect the culture they strive for? Does it support and inspire their team to do their best work? Does it offer spaces to collaborate and build trust? Ancillary furniture is playing a key role in creating authentic welcoming spaces that also solve business needs.

High performance ancillary or “shared spaces” are gaining a larger footprint in the workplace as the way we work has evolved. Workers today want the option to break away from their desk to collaborate, focus, socialize and learn. With mobile devices and the ability to work anywhere, many organizations are reducing the number of owned spaces in favor of shared ancillary spaces for everyone to utilize and enjoy. These informal, intentional spaces not only serve a work purpose, but also make people feel good. From rugs and pillows to accessories and plants, these spaces offer warmth and comfort to work environments that used to be sterile. Not only does space matter, but inspiring spaces matter.  

The Steelcase family of brands and growing list of partners can be mixed and matched to create unique shared spaces at any budget. Because they are all under the Steelcase umbrella, they can ship on one truck, turning logistics into a breeze. In addition, the Steelcase Marketplace is a one stop shopping experience to curate all of the perfect pieces for your space.

Contact NBS today to learn how we can help transform an underutilized space into a buzzing ancillary space.

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Written by Megan Robinson, Marketing Team Leader