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The leaders of a 60-year-old, multi-billion dollar, global company know it takes great people, new ways of thinking and a few reinventions to stay ahead. Right now, they are in the midst of a significant investment to re-imagine their workplace for the next generation. They are tackling all the big issues facing business today driven by digital transformation — a tight labor market, the need for new types of skills, quick changing market conditions and aggressive competition.
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It's true. We spend 90 percent of our lives indoors. And, most of that time is spent glued to some sort of screen, tending to our fast-paced jobs. In fact, a recent study revealed that 50 percent of employees check their work email before even getting out of bed; quite a jump from the eight percent reported in 2002.
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We're spreading the love with a few new things that caught our eye at the office. It's that time of year when hearts are candy-coated and Cupid's arrow is fully loaded. So, in honor of the lovey-doviest holiday, we're sharing some of the things we're head over heels for in our social and informal spaces at work.
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Today's Smart + Connected Workplace is more about experiences and less about devices. Technology is acting as our digital concierge or a helpful assistant, providing information to us when we need it. According to Brandon Buckingham, Smart + Connected director for Steelcase, this is a new workplace where technology enables better experiences that allow us to navigate place, time, resources and commitments seamlessly.
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With customers in more than 90 countries, there's no shortage of opportunities for West Elm to learn about how people want their spaces to look, feel and perform, especially with new office trends on the rise. The modern home brand is now working with Steelcase to bring its signature design aesthetic into the workplace.
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Today, people need to do what computers cannot. Machines are freeing people up to focus on things like creativity, social connectivity and emotional intelligence. So, how do leader redesign the work experience to help people do what they do best?
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As people work longer hours and in more intense ways, many organizations are seeking to support employee wellbeing in the office. It's no secret that food can reenergize people and increase social connections. But, in the Strasbourg area of France, a start-up company called my food is encouraging companies to go a step further.
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Dr. Ron Friedman is an award-winning social psychologist, author and leader of ignite80, an organization dedicated to helping leaders improve employee engagement in their creative spaces, Friedman's book, The Best Place to Work, turns thousands of academic studies into practical tips anyone can use to transform their office into a happy workplace. He sate down with 360 to share what works and what doesn't when it comes to offering people a great place to work.
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Thanks to technology and mobility, our work has come home with us. So it's only fair that home should come to work, right? It would seem logical that if people sit in front of a TV on the sofa at home while they work remotely, employees would be thrilled to have a similar set up within their office. However, in the workplaces where we've seen companies install couches and big screen TVs, those work spaces are almost never used by employees. Those companies missed the bigger picture. Home...
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With creativity front and center in the work people are doing everyday, spaces that optimize the creative output of teams and individuals are increasingly important. The creative process isn't limited to large group brainstorms and open plan collaboration — having access to spaces for focus to work or smaller, uninterrupted conversations is just as crucial to unleashing a team's full creative potential. As workers' varying needs shift throughout the creative process, an ecosystem of...
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