The New Power of Privacy

Why more access to privacy is critical in today’s workplace. Hybrid work is taxing our brains in new ways. We’re having to think ahead and make all sorts of decisions we didn’t have to prior to the proliferation of hybrid work. Should I book a space for a meeting? Do I have work that requires…

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Star Wars Characters as Office Furniture

In honor of May 4th, Workplace Solutions presents… Welcome to a galaxy where the Force meets the workplace! In this exploration, we draw parallels between iconic Star Wars characters and our dynamic office furniture. Just as each character brings a unique blend of strengths, personalities, and stories to the Star Wars universe, so too do…

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students at a table

Class, Can I Have Your Attention?

Space can help improve student attention, engagement and learning outcomes. Are colleges and universities adequately preparing students to be successful in the creative economy? This issue heated up again recently when a Gallup poll showed that only a third of executives believe colleges do a good job at graduating students with the skills businesses need.…

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Inspiration Office: The Artist’s New Canvas

Workplace Solutions in New Orleans partnered with local artists to create a dual-purpose showroom and art gallery. When artist Josh Hailey ran into Paul Maczka on the streets of New Orleans, you could say it was kismet. After 30 years in the furniture industry, Maczka was getting ready to open Workplace Solutions, a Steelcase dealer. Maczka…

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Standing Desk Research Reinforces Benefits of Standing

The new ‘Stand Up to Work’ study finds height-adjustable workstations help productivity, concentration and improve overall health. A recently-released workplace study found height-adjustable workstations may help reduce sedentary behavior and support health even outside the workplace. “Stand Up to Work: Assessing the Health Impacts of Adjustable Workstations” compared people who work at height-adjustable desks to…

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Designing With Pods

Four things you should think about when adding pods to your floorplan. For most of us, a typical workday involves jumping from task to task, often switching gears from group work to solo focus. In order to support these different moments and provide people and teams with the privacy they need, designers suggest offering a…

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How Ready Is Your Campus?

It’s Time to Design Spaces Where Esports Can Thrive All over the world, students are bringing their skills and passions for esports with them to school. However, high schools and colleges still differ dramatically in their readiness to recognize and support this fast-growing phenomenon as an activity and opportunity that’s here to stay.  At some, esports is still regarded as an informal pastime, taking place in corners of the student union,…

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Tents at Work?

The exciting new Steelcase Work Tents Collection brings privacy and comfort to the office Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. Pineapple and pizza. Polka dots and stripes. Every now and again, two seemingly divergent ideas work together—like another unlikely combo: offices and tents. Tents at work? That’s right, tents at work. But it wasn’t that simple,…

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Five Things Your Office Needs to Attract Gen Z + Millennials

Younger workers seek out the office as a resource, but need more out of their space. Steelcase research shows younger workers want to be in the office more, but they need more out of the office. Five factors are key to keeping them. Younger generations sometimes get a bad rep when it comes to workplace…

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New Work Needs New Walls

New Steelcase Everwall adaptable architecture helps organizations navigate change and gives people spaces that  work better Even before the pandemic, complaints about the open plan were rife. People needed private spaces where they could escape the noise and other distractions that prevented them from concentrating and getting work done … but there was rarely enough…

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