An office renaissance is happening. The office is now expected to be a place that simply overflows with creativity, collaboration, and an energetic culture.
Office manners are not only complimenting to your culture but can define what it means for your team to be happily productive.
Employees in North America, for instance, lose 86 minutes per day due to a variety of interruptions in the workplace, and according to a recent study from Steelcase, only 58 percent of workers reported being able to work in teams without being disturbed.
It pays to have a doctor in the family. I should know- my brother is a doctor. It wasn’t until after I spoke with him – and had a candid conversation with myself – did I realize the connection between having health and the ability to do my job well.
It is amazing to see how many people globally are actively making changes in the delivery of education for the better. And they do so with such passion. It was also refreshing to see how many people believe and share our thinking around the Steelcase Education Solution framework titled an Active Learning Ecosystem [ALES].
Every year 187,000 people die from medical errors and hospital-acquired infections in the United States. In fact, it is the third highest cause of death. To make matters worse, among the advanced economies of the world, the U.S. spends the most on healthcare with one of the worst outcomes, ranking 46th in efficiency.
If you think sustainability is just about the environment, then you may be surprised. Sustainability is something that we as a company have strived to understand more over the years, even as our hometown – the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan – has become one of the greenest communities in the United States.
Brands are meant to communicate values and make bold promises. Great brands proclaim aspirational values that can inspire customers to lifelong loyalty. At the recent Corenet Global Summit of corporate real estate executives, I presented a strategic framework for delivering the corporate workplace as a great hospitality brand.
Across all industries, we’re seeing an increased focus on wellbeing. Some believe it’s driven by the increased cost of healthcare. Others point to an increased awareness of health thanks to the ubiquitous amount of information available to consumers.
As the trend of remote and mobile working continues to grow, it’s important for organizations to allow their employees to make personalized choices about the technology they use in remote and mobile settings. That’s why BYOD – or “bring your own device” – has become an essential element in how we work.
Everyone agrees. Collaboration is more important than ever to help solve complex business problems and drive innovation in today’s globally competitive environment. And collaborate we do.