NBS Blog: Engagement

November 1, 2018

The Benefits of Integrating Architecture + Furniture + Technology

The Benefits of Integrating Architecture + Furniture + Technology At NBS we believe that the skillful integration of Architecture, Furniture and Technology (AFT) can enhance how people perform, increase their engagement in their work and lead to improved business results. We have built our business and approach to the workplace around this principle. It takes […]

October 16, 2018

2018 Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant Recipient | Defiance College

NBS is proud to share that our client, Defiance College in Defiance OH, has been awarded a Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant! Defiance is among sixteen educational institutions to receive an active learning classroom this year valued at approximately $67,000 and includes design, furniture, installation and on-site training. Steelcase’s grant program supports institutions who […]

July 16, 2018

Power Education Spaces with Steelcase Thread

Students Need Technology. Technology Needs Power. Mobile devices have multiplied over the last decade, resulting in the need for additional power in the spaces where learning and work happens. This has become clear in today’s leading education settings where more technology than ever before is being used in classrooms, media centers and in-between spaces. Traditionally […]

June 27, 2018

NBS Supports Gensler Detroit in Annual City Year Project

NBS jumped at the chance to support Gensler Detroit for the second year on their classroom renovation with City Year Detroit. The two organizations have been partnering for years to transform classrooms in lower income cities to provide students the opportunity to learn in inspiring and productive environments. They recently completed their latest project at […]

March 22, 2018

3 Easy Ways To Encourage Employee Innovation

Innovation is more vital than ever to running a successful company. Not only does innovation provide the basis for generating unique business strategies, it offers a way for companies to gain an edge in entering new markets and creating groundbreaking products. No matter where you go in the business world, there’s no escaping the new buzz […]

January 23, 2018

Designing for People, Technology, and Place

The workplace is changing. We can no longer create the same spaces and expect different results. Multi-generations are working together, technology is evolving, and organizations are looking to get the most out of their real estate. Today’s workplace needs an ecosystem of spaces designed to adapt and evolve over time, optimizing real estate while fostering […]

December 18, 2017

Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant Application Open

Steelcase recently launched the fourth cycle of their successful Active Learning Center (ALC) Grant. 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. Through the ALC Grant, 40 classrooms have already been awarded and this cycle will award up […]

October 9, 2017

Having a Creative Space Can Make You More Productive

Today’s modern business world is changing. Along with advancement in technology, there is a greater emphasis on the value of creativity as a means to generate efficiency and productivity. With the focus of companies turned toward how they can boost their employees’ creativity, it’s more important than ever to incorporate creative work environments  into the […]

NBS Block Party

October 14, 2016

Welcome to the NBS Block Party!

Don’t you love a neighborhood block party? It’s a time when your community can come together to connect and socialize. We have taken this concept and turned it into our own weekly gathering! Our Troy team members are actually organized into “neighborhoods” depending on the market they support. With busy schedules and workloads, we thought these […]

October 5, 2016

Privacy: Thinking Beyond Four Walls

Shared by Workplace Specialist, Jessica Merchant Most of my career has been client facing. Meeting with clients weekly and hosting them at work events or other social engagements. I am a mobile worker in a sales role, I must be an extrovert, right? Well, I am not. While I have similar qualities of an ambivert […]

June 6, 2016

5 Takeaways from Steelcase’s New Global Report

Shared by Senior Workplace Specialist, Heather Greene Insights from Steelcase’s Global Engagement Report, studying 17 Countries and over 12,000 Workers If you work in an office today, it might not come as a surprise that the office of the future is still some ways off. Steelcase embarked on an unprecedented global study, partnering with IPSOS, […]