A look at how Steelcase’s Madrid WorkLife team transformed its workplace culture and space to be more agile and better adapt to client needs.
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People know what they don’t want at work—a sea of bland, uniform spaces where ideas go to die.
At Arizona State University, administrators at the College of Health Solutions and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation took on that challenge as they planned a new workplace for their staffs.
Design, interiors and architecture experts joined a panel to answer honest questions about biophilia in the workplace.
It turns out workplaces that focus on the intangibles —sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch—are workplaces better equipped to boost employee wellbeing.
A new, in-depth study has a powerful message for employers. “Working conditions really do matter,” says the report’s lead author.
Re-envisioning of the work environment. Mackinac system consists of distinct “microzones” that support focused work, collaboration among 2-3 colleagues, privacy for rejuvenation as well as easy accessibility for learning and socializing — all in a compact footprint that works in both a private office or a totally open floor plan.
A 2014 Steelcase-commissioned survey in 14 countries around the world confirms that people who are the most satisfied with their work environment are also the most engaged. These employees are not looking for the paradigms of the past.
Warm, humanistic and natural materials layer together creating inspiring places where people want to work.
There’s no question about it. Employees around the world are rejecting standard, bland offices and demanding something fundamentally different. This anticorporate backlash is loud and clear. But the solution isn’t as clear.
You don’t always have to go outdoors to experience nature’s benefits. By incorporating four key ways humans interact with nature, biophilic design can mimic its effects and greatly enhance our wellbeing.
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