April 2010 - Is Sustainability Here To Stay? Sustainability has expanded beyond its environmental roots to also include economic and social considerations. Two parts of this triple bottom line are fairly well-defined: environmental (LEED, Cradle to Cradle™ certification, etc.) and economic (ROI , cost savings, etc.), while a similarly robust definition and shared understanding of the social aspect has trailed the other two.
February 2010 - Work With Me Here. What does successful collaboration look like and how does it happen? Can space make a difference? In this issue, we explore ways to give collaboration a boost, what design experts are thinking, and a look at current collaboration trends.
November 2009 - Bringing Brands to Work. Everyone is thinking about how to develop a strong brand that delivers results. Brands are an external expression of an internal culture, so developing a culture that supports the brand intent is critical.
August 2009 - Attracting & Engaging Today's Workers. As Gen Y drives big changes in worker attitudes and behaviors, the right workplace becomes more important than ever in attracting, engaging, and retaining talent.
May 2009 - Offices on the Cutting Edge. Don't Just Shrink, Rethink! Seems like everything is getting smaller these days. From thinner newspapers to bite-size hamburgers to dwindling stock market returns, super-size is so last year. Offices are no exception.
Februrary 2009 - Designing a better "third" place: Separate from our first place (home) and second place (office), such coffee shops, libraries, pubs, parks and other “great good places” are informal, safe, public places where people gather to soak in the atmosphere and mingle with others.
October 2008 - Midterm Review - Colleges put Steelcase LearnLab™ environments to the test. Today’s classroom, and colleges in general, must teach skills needed in the 21st century workforce: collaboration and teamwork, creative problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
August 2008 - There's no "I" in teamwork - But there's plenty of future. Call it group work, teamwork, or collaboration, it’s a fact of life in offices worldwide and it’s not going away. It’s like your favorite sweater: hardly trendy, a little worn maybe, but you wouldn’t feel right without it.
June 2008 - Workspaces for a work-anywhere world. Just a decade ago offices simply needed to provide efficient, ergonomic, functional places for people to get work done. Spaces that offered a little inspiration and innovation were a bonus. That won’t cut it today.
April 2008 - Sustainability Grows Up. Sustainability is hot. It has transcended its environmental roots and is now the talk of the business world. Any new product, process, or space design of any importance must have sustainability at its core.