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Image / Microsoft and Steelcase Partnership

On Mar 30, 2017 in Well being

Steelcase and Microsoft share a passion for helping people at work. Together, they understood how the integration of place and technology can unlock creativity.

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Image / LVT, meet carpet.  Carpet, meet LVT.

On Mar 27, 2017 in Trends

Interface first LVT Collection, Level Set™, is inspired by earthy elements like wood and stone, and is the perfect fit for Interface modular carpet. Fully compatible in size and height. No transition strips required – just beautiful, easy-care flooring from edge to edge, with no worry about doubling up on flooring materials.

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Image / Non-Rhythmic Sensory Stimuli

On Feb 6, 2017 in Well being

Non-Rhythmic Sensory Stimuli (NRSS) comes from objects or materials in consistent yet unpredictable motion. These types of stimuli are found in abundance in nature for example the sway of grasses or leaves in a breeze, or the ripples on water. Even brief exposure to NRSS have been shown to have positive effects on a human’s heart rate, blood pressure and sympathetic nervous system activity.

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Image / Attracting New Talent and Maintaining a Happy Workforce

On Jan 16, 2017 in Well being

Human beings have an elemental connection to nature and natural processes. This notion, known as biophilia, can reap many physical and psychological rewards – especially when harnessed in the workplace. The incorporation of nature-inspired materials and elements can help create more positive working environments that stimulate the senses – increasing focus and productivity, sparking creativity and reducing stress. Restoring this connection with nature benefits both businesses and employees.

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Image / LinkedIn Designs New Workplaces for the Five Senses

On Jan 6, 2017 in Well being

Even the best employers, providing the best workplace solutions—ergonomic seating, height-adjustable tables, views to the outdoors, multiple break rooms—may be missing something huge. What about the color of the walls? The smells in the office? The texture of furniture materials? It’s through the five senses—sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch—that humans perceive the world, notes Pero.

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Image / Unlimited Swank – Planks!

On Nov 7, 2016 in Well being

Skinny Planks™ offer ultimate design flexibility. Their long lines can mimic the look of broadloom or help you create large scale patterns. They create a sense of movement that’s perfect for wayfinding cues or just outlining specific areas. Mix them with squares and your options are exponentially greater.

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Image / 6 Workplace Updates for the Office Renaissance

On Oct 25, 2016 in Well being

Modernizing the workplace doesn’t need to feel intimidating or overwhelming. By keeping the holistic wellbeing of people top-of-mind, your workplace can be at the forefront of the office renaissance, becoming a place where everyone wants to be.

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Image / How to Sit at a Computer

On Oct 19, 2016 in Well being

By not sitting with the correct posture, it is easy to end up with back pain, neck pain, knee pains, and a tingling of the hands and fingers. Here are some tips on maintaining good ergonomics and staying comfortable at your desk during the day.

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Image / 5 Strategies to Get the Privacy You Crave at Work

On Oct 17, 2016 in Well being

Despite a growing need for teamwork and creativity to propel companies forward, we still need our privacy. Depending on your personality, what you’re doing and how your day is going, your need for privacy changes. Privacy is contextual. It’s all about what you need to do your best work in the moment.

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Image / SMART CHANGE. WE MAKE IT EASIER.

On Oct 10, 2016 in Well being

Introducing changes in the current design of the office does not have to mean expensive, one-time rearrangements of the entire space. Changes made gradually, with the involvement of the whole team, will not only have a positive effect on the immediate environment of the employee but also on their commitment and productivity.

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Image / THE PERSONALIZED TOUCH: why the co-creation trend sparks a more emotional purchase

On Sep 19, 2016 in Well being

One of the earliest lessons we learn about spending money is that our purchases should be meaningful. Think back to when you were a child and there was a toy you really wanted. Rather than simply buying it for you, did your parents insist that you earn the money for it yourself? If so, their reason was probably at least partially because they knew that toy would mean more if you saved up for it yourself.

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Image / Inspiring Spaces Reinvigorate the Office

On Sep 12, 2016 in Well being

That ability to choose where to work gives employees a feeling of control which research shows contributes to engagement. Getting to pick between a private or semi-private workspace that allows someone to focus, a small team room with collaborative tools such as whiteboards and information-sharing technology, and awork cafe for more social conversation creates an ecosystem of spaces engaging workers all day long.

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Image / A Love Letter to Nature

On Sep 5, 2016 in Well being

Nature, do you remember the first time we came seeking your inspiration? We put aside our brash belief that we could solve every problem by ourselves, and we asked for your guidance.

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Image / ANCILLARY SPACES BECOME THE HEART OF THE OFFICE

On Aug 29, 2016 in Trends

As the dividing line between work and life is blurred, the desire for flexibility and comfort in the office is driving a shift toward ancillary spaces that offer more than the traditional desk-and-task-chair combination. We see much often how ancillary spaces like lounges, cafés and breakout spaces are moving from the edges to the center of workplace design.

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Image / Timeless. Beautiful. Enduring. And Refreshingly New.

On Aug 23, 2016 in Well being

In any interior, the floor is fundamental. It has a huge impact on both the look and feel of a space. And, unlike any other surface, it has to withstand the wear and tear of feet and furniture.

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Image / Why You Should Have a Best Friend at Work?

On Aug 17, 2016 in Well being

Humans are innately social beings. That’s how we succeeded as a species, by depending on and supporting each other. Employee engagement isn’t about being committed to a brand or to an abstract network of functions and processes. It’s about people fulfilling their commitments to other people they care about, and people who will then reciprocate that with support in the future. A network of trust relationships is the true fabric of any organization.

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Image / The problem isn’t that employees sit, it’s how they sit.

On Aug 9, 2016 in Well being

The truth is, sitting isn’t killing us. But as this article will demonstrate, sitting in poor postures for long periods with little movement and few breaks for standing or walking can impact our health and reduce our productivity. Poor sitting, too much sitting, and poorly designed seating can contribute to worker discomfort, health problems, and low productivity.

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Image / Can HR teams use tech to combat office noise distractions ?

On Aug 1, 2016 in Well being

From big data analysis, cloud recruiting software, innovative HR platforms, to social media – technology is transforming the way HR departments run their business. Outside of digital technology, Human Resources departments are taking a leading role in defining the physical workplace environment, such as open office design, furniture selection, and other tactics to create a more comfortable space – like adding popular amenities like snacks, video game lounges, and on-site fitness facilities.

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Image / 3 products that will improve your work in the Open Space

On Jul 27, 2016 in Well being

MIKOMAX Smart Office, an expert in designing offices, has combined its expertise in office furniture production with its own concept of implementing it with a modern office environment. We invite you to discover the new solutions from Mikomas which support the flexibility of people, spaces and functions.

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Image / How to bring an office to life?

On Jul 25, 2016 in Well being

We spend so much of our time at work, so it is no surprise that we want our office environment to be attractive and appealing, more than just four clinical walls and a plain desk. The place where we work needs to not only be safe and clean, but somewhere we feel comfortable and at ease, a space where we can reflect and be more creative.

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Image / NeoCon Tradeshow Highlights

On Jul 19, 2016 in Well being

This year, NeoCon 2016 was held from 13 –15 June in Chicago, Illinois, United States, at the renowned Merchandise Mart. This North American tradeshow is one of the most well-known and attended in the industry. We are glad to announce that Steelcase won five Best of NeoCon awards in the annual competition sponsored by Contract Magazine – honouring the Steelcase, turnstone and Designtex brands.

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Image / The Guardian asks “what makes a productive office?”

On Jul 14, 2016 in Well being

Matthew Jenkin from The Guardian did some research on what makes offices more productive and obviously had some Steelcase numbers in his drawer.

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Image / Listen: Workers Rejecting the “Sea of Sameness”

On Jun 13, 2016 in Trends

We’re in the midst of an office renaissance. People are rejecting the uninspiring sea of sameness that has come to be known as “the office.”

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Image / The best offices all rely on these 3 design strategies

On Mar 6, 2016 in Well being

Having looked at dozens of published research studies, office design company Steelcase has come up with key ways companies can help people do their jobs better.

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Image / 2016 Office Design Trends

On Feb 9, 2016 in Trends

What are thought leaders highlighting as some of the top design trends of 2016? Catch up on the best articles on color, space and design strategy topics for the workplace.

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Image / Got Text-Neck? The Solution Could Be Your Arms!

On Jan 26, 2016 in Well being

Text neck is getting a lot of media attention these days because more and more people are suffering from it. Doctors – realizing that the increased incidence of neck pain was associated with people spending more hours gazing down at technology devices – dubbed the affliction “text neck” and it seems like everyone’s got it.

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Image / How can we design the mindful office?

On Oct 19, 2015 in Well being

With increased digital connectivity through access to emails, social media, the web’s encyclopedic repository of information and all the other distractions that are commonplace in office environments – other people’s conversations, phones ringing, machines whirring and bleeping and the sound of passing traffic – we are increasingly finding it impossible to focus on the task at hand.

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Image / Think Better – Stay focus at work

On Jul 15, 2015 in Well being

No matter how interested you are in this article, you probably won’t finish reading it right now, especially if you’re at work.

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Image / Too Much Noise

On Jun 27, 2015 in Well being

Without effective acoustical solutions, experts say, the negative impacts of day-to-day noise in many office environments can be significant.

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Image / The Global Impact of Biophilic Design in the Workplace

On Jun 3, 2015 in Well being

Should a ‘work’ place be any different from the other spaces people inhabit? The relationship between individuals and their environment can be a crucial determinant of how they feel, perform and interact with others. So, designing spaces that inspire, energize and support the people who use them is a global imperative. People’s connection to nature – biophilia– is an emergent field that can help organizations meet that challenge.

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Image / Joy, Inc : How We Built the Workplace People Love

On Mar 6, 2015 in Carti

In 2013, the Menlo headquarters, located in a former parking lot in Ann Harbor, Michigan, was visited by over two thousand people from all over the world, eager to discover more about the company. Their interest was not in the technology used by Menlo, but in how they were addressing organizational culture and workspace design.

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Image / Biophilia in the business world – how does it work?

On Jun 25, 2013 in Well being

It’s easy to see how the appeal of nature has a positive influence on the design of buildings and domestic interiors, and how it can improve our day-to-day lives. But how does it apply to the hard-nosed commercial world, where every innovation is expected to generate a financial return?

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Image / Managing tomorrow’s workplace

On Mar 25, 2013 in Trends

What do you need to start developing the right, motivational environment for your employees? Business Review has recently talked to Corporate Office Solutions (COS), one of the key players on the local fit-out market for office interiors in Romania, to learn about future trends in office design and what challenges would the companies face in the near future, in order to respond to the evolving needs of Generation Y in the workplace.

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