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Work Better

A new global study reveals changing expectations for a better work experience moving forward. Stay up-to-date and data-driven with the latest from Steelcase 360 Research.

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Design Thinking Comes of Age

There's a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. Read more about how design thinking is changing culture from Harvard Business Review.

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Outdoor Spaces

Take work outside. Being outdoors with access to fresh air is not just good for our state of mind. Leveraging social, collaborative and personal outdoor spaces provides even greater choice for safer work environments. Explore over 200 products from Steelcase and our partners to create compelling outdoor spaces that work.

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We're hiring!

We are currently seeking a Business Development Representative to join our organization in New Brunswick. This position is responsible for identifying, qualifying, and securing corporate relocation or renovation projects for our commercial furniture division. This will be accomplished by building relationships, targeting accounts, and forging partnerships with architects, designers, real estate, builders, contractors, and others. This position is ideal for someone with consultative sales experience within architectural planning or construction industries. Click for more...

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The Hidden Bias of Working From Home

Working from home during a global pandemic has been tough on everyone in different ways, but our new research shows some people carry a heavier burden than others. Explore what we learned.

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The Future of Work Will Demand These 8 New Skills

The future of work begins now — and we can embrace it with new, in-demand skills. Tracy Brower, PhD shares the 8 new skills you’ll need to learn, grow and sustain over time, via Forbes.

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How to Find Meaning When Your Job Feels Meaningless

Workers are experiencing high levels of burnout which can make it hard to feel inspired. Harvard Business Review shares ideas on how to rekindle your passion and purpose for your work.

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Students Design the NEXT Hybrid Workplace

Steelcase’s NEXT Student Design Competition revealed inspiring visions for the shared workspace. “It is so rewarding to see the talent that’s out there. The future of design is in great hands,” says Jerry Holmes, Steelcase Design Alliances principal and competition co-leader. “It is not lost on us that students and design programs navigated a very difficult year and spent a lot of time working remotely which created unique challenges. But despite these challenges, the end results were exceptional.”

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Bolia.com Seating

Behind every design from Steelcase partner Bolia.com is a story of craftsmanship and quality. Click here to explore the Steelcase + Bolia.com seating collection—and more.

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Creativity Ideabook

When creativity is supported, it becomes a habit. The result can be strong business growth that results from people who discover a deepening sense of purpose and personal fulfillment as they work creatively to help their organizations succeed. In this free resource from Steelcase, find out why creativity has become the next competitive advantage—and what can be done to support it.

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Marien152 by Coalesse

Marien152 by Coalesse is a richly tailored seating experience that’s inspired by the home and designed for the workday. An innovative back cushion provides unexpected support with soft, residential style. Easy personalization is built into the collection through a wide range of color, form, and materiality choices. Beautifully crafted and effortlessly personal, you can create each chair with a mix of upholstery, color, material and base options.

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Big Screen Benefits: Why You Need Art at Work

Art can form an integral part of the shared workplace experience, changing the way we approach our tasks and solve complex challenges. In this article from Steelcase, discover a list of ways art in the workplace can foster soul, conversation, and innovation.

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Innovation at Work: Our Top 10 Stories of the Decade

Steelcase 360 dug through our archives to surface the 10 best reads from the decade.

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What's New - Winter 2021

Steelcase unveils 40+ exciting new products to open up new possibilities in 2021. What's your new workplace vision? Let's make it happen.

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Designing a Better Work Experience

Four new design principles meet new employee needs. See the latest research.

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Office Design Trends for 2021

Design experts at Coalesse explore the anticipated trends of 2021 and how we can (and must!) adapt our perspective to meet the changing needs of today’s workplaces.

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Want To Love Your Work? These Are The 6 Colleagues You Must Have In Your Network

Colleagues are key to fulfillment at work and career success. Tracy Brower, PhD shares a few you'll want to stay close to, via Forbes.

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Together Again: The Future of Shared Spaces in the Office

One of the most-missed aspects of the office is being with our colleagues to collaborate and connect. Steelcase shares performance principles generated from research that accommodate our desire to be together and our need for safety and wellness. Moving forward, organizations will value offices as a critical tool to remain competitive by fostering innovation for growth that can only be achieved when people work effectively together—face-to-face—to get the hard work done. And employees need both to be reassured that it’s safe to return and inspired to return to a compelling environment that supports their physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing – a place where they want to be rather than where they have to be. A place that fulfills their innate human need for connection, a shared sense of purpose and community. A place they love.

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Redefine (Don't Redesign) Your Culture for the Virtual Workplace

Gallup Workplace reminds leaders that a well-functioning culture is consistent across all modes of work, but the change to remote work provides an opportunity to think about the employee experience - regardless of their physical location. Read more.

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James Ludwig on Boila.com's The Next 20 Years

"Our relationship with the things we make and the things we build will change—must change—in the next 20 years." James Ludwig of Steelcase makes the case for more organisms and less machines in the new limited podcast series from Bolia.com and Heartbeats.dk.

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Shaping What’s Next: The Role Of Design In Pandemics

Pandemics encourage innovation and lead to major design changes. Work Design Magazine shares 8 new ideas and innovations that may influence the design of the workplace.

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From Ocean to Office

Every year, 12 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans. Much of that waste takes decades and even centuries to biodegrade*. Now, Intersection, a new and compelling screen and panel fabric made from Upcycled Marine Plastic has been developed by Steelcase, bringing new life to the office and removing ocean waste in the process.

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The Augmented Workplace: 7 Features To Expect In The Future

The pandemic has accelerated demand for the smart workplace. Work Design Magazine shares 7 features you can expect to see in the future office.

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How to Manage a Hybrid Team

As a leader, how do you manage employees' various circumstances while treating everyone fairly? Harvard Business Review shares what the experts say about managing remote and in-person teams.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly: Mental Health, Social Isolation And How On Earth To Survive

Tracy Brower, PhD had the opportunity to talk with Astronaut Scott Kelly about the physical, cognitive and emotional challenges of social isolation during his 340 days in space. Tracy gathered insights we can use for dealing with the isolation we're feeling during this pandemic, via Forbes:

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We're hiring — Technology Sales Specialist

ABI is currently seeking a Technology Sales Specialist to join their team in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This is an ideal role for a driven, entrepreneurial and accountable individual who is looking to increase their role and responsibilities through the growth of a business unit.

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7 Things You Need for an Ergonomically Correct Workstation

Strategic lighting, a well-placed mouse and keyboard, and even an essential oil diffuser are all tools we can use to help our muscles relax and maintain our overall wellbeing. New York Times and Wirecutter share 7 essentials for setting up an ergonomic workstation, starting with a comfortable chair that supports your spine.

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Because You Donated

As the pandemic struck Canada’s eastern provinces and the lockdowns began, Atlantic Business Interiors joined 11 Atlantic United Ways in launching the Atlantic Compassion Fund. The response was immense, supporting 70 charities in the HRM in their efforts to assist those most in need over the recent months. Here’s how the donations of Atlantic Canadians have made an impact...

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Steelcase, MIT Tackle Workplace Pathogens

How can we create the safest, most productive workplaces imaginable? How can we ensure public health while maintaining the innovation made possible by in-person collaboration? Steelcase and MIT are working together to answer these questions, expanding their research into the transmission of pathogens in the workplace. The Grand Rapids Business Journal reports on the study being led by Professor Lydia Bourouiba, director of The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Steelcase x Bolia.com Lookbook

Authentic. Sustainable. Made to order. Explore the agrestal, luxurious and thoughtful designs of the Steelcase x Bolia collection.

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Embrace, by Coalesse

Our partners at Coalesse have mastered the art of blending soul, comfort, and class. Featured here: Embrace seating, from the Carl Hansen & Søn collection.

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Aspect by Orangebox

Today’s workspace needs to enable collaboration and togetherness while maintaining sufficient physical distancing. Enter our friends at Orangebox with Aspect, a dynamic high back sofa system with six configurable variants. Aspect’s concise design provides appropriate spacing while at the same time creating much-needed working privacy in open plan environments. Integrated power and media options enlarge the possibility of self-sufficiency for small working groups.

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Lessons from China's Return to the Office

“I think the desire to bring people together is in our nature, it’s so strong, and I don’t think that’s suddenly going to go away.” Even with the current emphasis on keeping people at a safe distance, the question for workplaces everywhere still remains: How can teams work safely together, guaranteeing collaboration and innovation? China presents one of the earliest models for a post-COVID economic re-opening. Many organizations in the country have quickly learned that getting people back into the workplace is vital to getting business back on track. Various protocols and strategies to mitigate disease transmission have allowed several companies to safely return 80 to 100% of their people. Find out more in this informative article from Steelcase.

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Work Face-to-Face When You Can't Be

Many of us know what it’s like: A lack of cues, conversation and context during video calls produces what has been called ‘presence disparity’—the feeling that remote participants are unacknowledged and undervalued. More adaptability is desperately needed. For this reason, Microsoft and Steelcase have partnered in the development of Roam for Microsoft Surface Hub 2S. As remote collaboration becomes increasingly common, these tools work to recreate the energy and connection we experience when in a room together.

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What the Post-Coronavirus Workplace Might Look Like

CNBC turned to Steelcase CEO and President, Jim Keane, for the latest research and projections regarding the future of the workplace. Keane provides relevant data and highlights fascinating solutions for the post-COVID work environment. How soon will employees make a return to the office? What will have changed? And what will never be the same again? The answers might surprise you.

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Navigating What's Next: Education Summit

Registration is now open for Navigating What's Next: Education Summit! During the weeks of September 28th and October 5th, a number of outside experts join Steelcase Education, Smith System, and Designtex in hosting sessions covering a range of important topics, including Cultivating Wellbeing, Blended Learning Experiences, and Emerging Spaces. Register by clicking the image.

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New Work. New Rules.

People working in teams innovate faster, achieve better results, and report higher job satisfaction. Promoting effective collaboration—within the office or remotely—is crucial, and the way we support team dynamics matters now more than ever. In this article from Steelcase 360, learn how to tackle five key challenges facing today's teams with cutting-edge methodologies and adaptable work environments.

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Make Room for Modern Tribes

Losing patience with outmoded office designs, present-day work teams are hacking their existing spaces in an attempt to complement their unique creative processes. Fortunately, there's a smart solution to these shifting creative needs: The Steelcase Flex Collection. See how we’re making it possible for forward-thinking modern tribes to control and adapt their work environments on demand.

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Work Untethered

Effective work mobility has quickly become a top priority, and the best in technology and design are teaming up to make it easier. With a powerful and elegant solution from Steelcase, there’s no need to remain confined to the power grid. Able to sense and intelligently distribute power between multiple devices, Flex Mobile Power is part of a growing suite of innovative responses to today’s pressing need for workplace fluidity.

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Why We Need Joy at Work

“Joy is the emotion that’s connected to thriving,” says Ingrid Fetell Lee, author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness. In the midst of our daily tasks and routines, joy is frequently overlooked, being seen more as an added bonus than a daily necessity. How can we change this notion? And what role can workplace design play in improving our chances of consistently experiencing joy on the job? Find out more in this episode of What Workers Want.

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Creating a More Hands-Free Workplace

From booking meeting spaces to monitoring workplace density, an entire suite of digitally integrated, hands-free solutions are available to assist with physical distancing and reduce the spread of germs. Check out this installment of Steelcase's "Navigating What's Next: The Post-COVID Workplace," to find out more.

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The Creative Shift

According to a study by Microsoft and Steelcase, a majority of leaders feel they’re providing adequate spaces for collaboration—yet only 25% believe these spaces are truly fostering creativity. This article unpacks additional findings and reveals how we can make the most of both our personal and shared spaces when creativity is in high demand.

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Office Remix

As we revisit the function and purpose of the shared workspace, it’s important to make meaningful use of every square foot available. In recent years there has been an emphasis on aesthetic at the expense of function and the ability to support a broad range of tasks—from collaboration to heads-down work. This enlightening article from 360 Magazine shares six key points to consider while creating an inviting workspace that elevates performance. Find out what the latest research in office design has to say.

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Creating a Home Office That Works

The home office is swiftly becoming a permanent part of an evolving ecosystem of work spaces—yet only one third of respondents to a recent survey reported they were able to work from home effectively. The best furniture, tools, and design advice are vital to long-term engagement and productivity. In this Steelcase article you'll find data, tips, and expert suggestions to help you optimize your home workspace.

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Mastering the Mask

Masks are being incorporated into everyday public and work life. Here are some helpful tips and tricks as we adjust to the widespread implementation of this safety measure.

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Workplace Designers Forecast the Future

“Why are we coming to the office?” As workers anticipate and desire a return to the office, it’s time to revisit the question of what makes the shared workplace meaningful and effective. In this Steelcase exclusive, established leaders in workplace design offer their reflections on the untapped potentials in a new era of workplace dynamics.