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Open Office Truth: Love It or Leave It (ep. 1)
Nov 25 • 25 min
The open office is reality for the majority of workers, and there’s no shortage of complaints about it. So how did we get here? And what does our past mean for the future of the open office? This episode features: Journalist Rob Kirkbride, retired…
There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Open Plan (ep. 2)
Nov 25 • 24 min
A chief open office complaint is a lack of privacy. Yet, few studies test how to help people focus in the open plan. Until now. This episode features: WorkSpace Futures researchers Donna Flynn, Melanie Redman, Caroline Kelly and Steelcase EMEA workplace…
Oh My Pod! Designs on Open Plan Privacy (ep. 3)
Nov 25 • 27 min
Privacy – on demand! Pods are the new office hot spot. Learn how to ask the right questions about designing productive places away from the desk when you need four walls and a door. This episode features: 360 Magazine Editor Chris Congdon, Orangebox…
Fix What’s Wrong with the Hottest Office Trend (ep. 4)
Nov 25 • 31 min
With more office space devoted to shared spaces, they shouldn’t sit empty. There’s an art & science to creating spaces that help people feel good and be productive. This episode features: Steelcase applications marketing designer Mary Elaine Rousch,…
Activating Collaboration in the Open Plan (ep.5)
Nov 25 • 25 min
If the original intent of the open office was better collaboration, communication and trust, then what’s getting in the way? And what can we do about it? This episode features: Steelcase CEO Jim Keane and Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay. Go…
Libraries: Rethinking the Heart of Campus
Oct 23 • 20 min
The digital revolution, new learning styles and new generations are redefining today’s libraries. Library leaders and Steelcase Education researchers share new insights into how the heart of campus can adapt to be future-ready.
Hack Your Brain
Aug 5 • 23 min
Dr. Jack Lewis, brain scientist and author of Sort Your Brain Out, translates neuroscience for everyday people. He spoke with 360’s Serena Borghero in Munich about powerful tips he’s collected over the course of 20 years to help our brains perform at…
A Flexible Framework for Healthcare
Jul 16 • 25 min
A new report on flexibility in healthcare spaces changes the conversation about how the environment can adapt. Dr. Upali Nanda, HKS dir. of research, & Dr. Michelle Ossmann, Steelcase Health dir. of healthcare environments, test the FleXX report.
Simon Sinek: Playing an Infinite Game
May 30 • 32 min
Simon Sinek, bestselling author of “Start with Why,” challenges conventional business norms in his new book “The Infinite Game.” Hear why he says we’re all unwitting players, we shouldn’t focus on our competition and what so many leaders get wrong.
Designing Healthcare Solutions for the Real World
May 15 • 21 min
Kim Erwin and Jerry Krishnan, co-directors for the Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design at the University of Illinois Chicago, share how design is returning healthcare to its roots—helping patients, families and clinicians do the right thing.
Coaching a New Kind of Teamwork
Apr 29 • 26 min
Modern teams—tasked with solving complex problems and helping organizations innovate—work less like a relay team, handing off work from one to another, and more like a hockey team, fast-paced and interconnected. They are hyper-collaborative. Chris…
Why Educators Are Better Together
Feb 28 • 18 min
Micro schools, team taught classes, design thinking practices. In this episode, why it’s so crucial for educators to learn from each other. Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart and author of Better Together, joins Steelcase WorkSpace Futures researchers…
Why Are Some Workspaces Busy & Others Sit Empty?
Feb 4 • 28 min
In this episode, we diagnose what goes into creating a good workspace away from the traditional desk. Hear interviews with experts from iconic brands West Elm, Blu Dot and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Plus, Brian Shapland, Steelcase GM of ancillary…
Challenging the System to Redesign Healthcare
Jan 16 • 25 min
What if instead of paying every time you had a medical service, you only paid if you had a positive result? Listen in on a thought-provoking conversation between Stacey Chang, exec. dir., Design Institute for Health at Dell Medical School and Michelle…
Look Up! FLOS USA CEO on Creating Iconic Designs
Jan 2 • 18 min
FLOS lighting gives people around the world a reason to look up, creating beautiful spaces with forms that inspire. Jack Schreur, CEO of FLOS USA, shares the inside stories about how FLOS partners with the world’s best designers to create iconic pieces.…
It’s Not Everyday You Hear a Teacher Yell for Joy
Dec 6, 2018 • 26 min
Steelcase Education just launched the fifth cycle of its Active Learning Center Grant. Each year, up to 16 schools receive new furniture and teacher training. The schools also commit to doing research they share with the growing active learning community.…
How Beth Comstock Survived the ‘F’ Word in Business
Nov 19, 2018 • 29 min
Beth Comstock, former GE Vice Chair and CMO, tells us how to thrive in the midst of failure, the “F” word in business. The self-described “changemaker in chief” shares stories from her book Imagine It Forward, how she gets her crazy ideas and what trends…
The Business Value of Joy
Nov 8, 2018 • 28 min
Who do you serve and what does delight look like for them? Listen in to Menlo Innovations CEO and co-founder, Richard Sheridan, as he explains how these questions have helped his team create an agile work environment filled with joy.
Celebrating 10 Years of Coalesse
Oct 24, 2018 • 24 min
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Coalesse, General Manager Lew Epstein, explores the company’s history creating furnishings for the modern workplace.
What Does Personalized Learning Look Like?
Oct 12, 2018 • 23 min
As personalized learning gains more momentum thanks to new technologies and the needs of today’s workforce, Steelcase researchers, Gaby Scarritt and Aileen Strickland McGee, interviewed dozens of educators to learn how personalized learning helps students…
Fast Forward: 360 Magazine Article
Aug 22, 2018 • 21 min
The office you remember is gone. Fast Forward tells the story of a workplace created in harmony with the new ways in which you work. Enjoy the reading of this 360 Magazine article. Fast Forward.mp3
Trends for the Future of Education with Jeff Selingo
Aug 1, 2018 • 22 min
As the classroom of tomorrow continues to paint a very different picture than what you see today, author, professor and visiting scholar, Jeff Selingo, shares his vision for the future of learning and how job and technology trends will make place more…
Real Talk: How to Make Work Not Suck
Jul 12, 2018 • 24 min
As 360 Magazine Editor Chris Congdon hosts a revealing conversation on how to build trust and the ongoing search for purpose at work, organizational psychologist Adam Grant shares why team building activities don’t work, why the corner office sends a bad…
Blu Dot Finds Success Through Good Design
Jun 14, 2018 • 22 min
With Blu Dot recently winning the prestigious Cooper Hewitt national Award for Product Design, co-founders CEO John Christakos and COO Maurice Blanks share how a mission to bring good design to everyone continues to create new opportunities for the…
Fast Forward: Seven Innovative Ways Your Work Is Changing
Jun 11, 2018 • 20 min
With Steelcase’s constant focus on innovating to solve problems, Chris Congdon, editor of 360 Magazine, explores the newest issue of 360 Magazine: Fast Forward that showcases the future of how people work, new ideas and a drive to solve problems and…
Be Agile. Hack Your Space.: 360 Magazine Article
Jun 11, 2018 • 19 min
Hear a story about how empowering people to change their workplace can accelerate the adoption of agile. Enjoy the reading of this 360 Magazine article.
Why You Should Give Your Office Space a Hug
May 31, 2018 • 21 min
Driven by a strong sense of purpose, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams share how they grew a successful furniture business into an iconic brand and why it’s time for your office to feel like it’s giving you a big hug.
The Evolution of Modern Craft and Quality
May 17, 2018 • 36 min
With the goal to evolve modern craft and quality, Coalesse general manager Lew Epstein and global design director John Hamilton discusses how a new approach to quality and modern craft is influencing design at Coalesse.
Innovation, Passion + Perseverance: SILQ Part I
May 3, 2018 • 27 min
With the goal to invent the office chair of the future, Part I of our podcast shares how three of the designers and engineers behind SILQ created a chair that removes the mechanisms found in typical office chairs and replaces them with a simple system…
Random Acts of Innovation: SILQ Part II
May 3, 2018 • 20 min
With the SILQ chair marking the beginning for new breakthrough seating solutions, Part II of our podcast uncovers how the team learned about innovation, how it will change the future of product development and share random acts of innovation that made it…
What Can Offices Learn From Co-Working Spaces?
Mar 7, 2018 • 12 min
Is the success of co-working spaces throwing into question the traditional corporate offices as destination for work? Listen to Gemma John, anthropologist and founder of Human City, a spatial strategy consultancy based in London, about what corporate…
String Theory Schools: Redefining Urban Education
Feb 26, 2018 • 15 min
String Theory Schools, a nonprofit in Philadelphia, is on a mission to grow the world’s next creative leaders. Jason Corosanite, co-founder and chief innovation officer, shares how their pedagogies challenge conventional assumptions and help kids discover…
Inside 360: Designing for Innovation + Learning
Feb 5, 2018 • 15 min
Chris Congdon, 360 editor and director of global research at Steelcase, takes us inside the newest Innovation and Learning Center in Munich, gives us a peek into how to support Agile teams and describes a materials science breakthrough in seating design.
Five Lenses to Spot Great Ideas in the Workplace
Jan 29, 2018 • 15 min
David Kidder, CEO of consultancy Bionic as well as a serial entrepreneur, teaches large enterprises how to operationalize a growth mindset, talks about his “army of entrepreneurs” at Bionic and the five lenses he uses to spot great ideas.
Why the Co-Creator for Scrum Bans Email
Jan 29, 2018 • 17 min
Dr. Jeff Sutherland, an original signatory of the Agile Manifesto and inventor and co-creator for Scrum, explains why he bans emails, why his team had to change its space and why Agile and Scrum are so popular today.
Creative Ways to Help Faculties Embrace Active Learning
Dec 4, 2017 • 15 min
With Jefferson University being committed to innovative teaching methods, listen to Jeff Ashley, director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning at Jefferson University, talk about his team’s methods for building a bigger and stronger…
Behind the New Learning + Innovation Center with Steelcase CEO, Jim Keane
Nov 9, 2017 • 15 min
With more organization everywhere trying to figure out the secret to innovation and growth, Steelcase is launching a new Learning and Innovation Center in Munich. President and CEO Jim Keane explains why they picked Munich and how this new environment…
School District Rethinks Creativity + Collaboration
Oct 26, 2017 • 21 min
How do you bring back the “buzz” in our schools? Dan Behm, superintendent of Forest Hills Public Schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan, wanted to banish boring and reinvigorate students, teachers and staff at all levels. Steelcase’s Applied Research +…
Johanna Frelin on Leading Tengbom, the most innovative architecture firm in Scandinavia
Oct 10, 2017 • 12 min
Johanna Frelin on Leading Tengbom, the most innovative architecture firm in Scandinavia
Educators Share How to Integrate Pedagogy + Space
Sep 14, 2017 • 17 min
Two educators passionate about active learning share their strategies and techniques for engaging students. Dr. Julie Marshall, teacher from South Carolina’s Saluda Trail Middle School, and Randy Hall, an educational technology facilitator at the Lower…
IDEO Measures & Cultivates Innovation in the Workplace
Aug 23, 2017 • 19 min
IDEO, a global design and consulting firm, is now helping organizations identify and measure workplace innovation with a tool called Creative Difference. 360 Real Time spoke with IDEO products managing director, David Aycan, about how the tool can help…
The New IT: Connecting Data + Growth
Aug 3, 2017 • 14 min
Big data, the cloud and advanced computing are some of the forces pulling information technology professionals out of the basement and into every aspect of business today. Listen as Terry Lenhardt, vice president and chief information officer for…
The State of Work: Blur the Edges
Jul 24, 2017 • 24 min
As the office continues to evolve into something fundamentally different, Steelcase Dir. of Research Communications and 360 Magazine Editor Chris Congdon, reports on the renaissance the office is experiencing. Listen as we discuss redefining what the…
How Microsoft and Steelcase Are Driving Creativity at Work
Jul 5, 2017 • 15 min
Listen as 360 editor Chris Congdon talks to Ralf Groene, general manager for Device Design for Microsoft, and James Ludwig, vice president of Global Design at Steelcase about their collaboration to create technology-enabled spaces that drive creativity at…
About the Issue: Cultivate Creativity at Work
Jun 11, 2017 • 13 min
The demand and desire for creativity at work has never been stronger. The newest issue of 360 Magazine explores why and how workplaces should support this creative shift. Chris Congdon, 360 editor and director of global research at Steelcase, joins 360…
Skylar Tibbits on a 3D Printing Breakthrough
Jun 9, 2017 • 11 min
Founder of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, Skylar Tibbits, partnered with Steelcase to explore the future of furniture personalization. His creative, innovative team helped break 3D printing barriers.
Tim Brown on Leading Creative Organizations
Jun 7, 2017 • 18 min
IDEO’s Tim Brown talks about the three roles leaders have in creatively-competitive organizations and how to assess the creativity of a company.
Empower Executives to Lead in Better Ways
May 11, 2017 • 9 min
Progressive leaders are reshaping their organizations to be more agile, innovate and grow. Sara Armbruster, Steelcase VP Strategy, Research and New Business Innovation, explains how a leadership space can empower executives to lead in fundamentally better…
How to Boost Employee Engagement in a Busy Working World
Apr 12, 2017 • 10 min
With more people seeking a more authentic, inspiring place to work, listen to a typical day at work for one busy manager to understand the story behind the Office Renaissance and how it’s creating a more human-centered experience at work.
The Future of Work is Creative
Mar 16, 2017 • 19 min
Microsoft and Steelcase are coming together for the first time to help boost creativity at work. Sara Armbruster, vice president of strategy, research and new business innovation for Steelcase, talks about this new partnership and why the two companies…
Designing the Future of Work with Technology: Part II
Feb 28, 2017 • 7 min
In Part 2, of a two-part conversation, listen to how organizations can use technology to improve people’s experience at work. James Ludwig, Steelcase vice president of global design and product engineering, gives us a peek into the future of technology at…
Designing the Future of Work with Technology: Part I
Feb 24, 2017 • 10 min
In Part 1, of a two-part conversation, learn how Smart and Connected Spaces can improve people’s experiences at work. James Ludwig, Steelcase vice president of global design and product engineering, discusses the impact technology is making in the…
How the Workplace Can Boost Employee Engagement
Dec 16, 2016 • 11 min
The work environment can make a difference when it comes to employee engagement. Dr. Craig Knight, psychologist and honorary fellow from the University of Exeter in England, describes how office design can help improve employee engagement.
How to Make Distance Disappear at Work
Oct 20, 2016 • 11 min
How can you work better with distributed teams? Whether your colleagues are across the world or just in a nearby building, how do you collaborate and innovate successfully? Steelcase WorkSpace Futures researcher Patricia Kammer reveals her team’s…
Workplace Design Strategies with Privacy in Mind
Oct 11, 2016 • 5 min
It’s the number one workplace issue: workers can’t find places to work without distractions. Vanessa Bradley, Steelcase manager of Advanced Applications Design, explains key design concepts organizations can use to help workers find the privacy they seek.
Whiteboards Transform Classrooms in India
Oct 5, 2016 • 11 min
Jason Vanderground is brand manager for PolyVision, a Steelcase brand. His team worked with partners to outfit 200 classrooms in seven cities in India with new whiteboards or chalkboards.
The Privacy Crisis in the Workplace
Oct 4, 2016 • 7 min
What’s driving the privacy crisis? Donna Flynn, director of WorkSpace Futures for Steelcase, explains why privacy and collaboration can get along. Plus, what neuroscience tells us about our need for privacy.
Transforming the Exam Room
Sep 27, 2016 • 11 min
An exam room should promote communication between the healthcare provider, patient and caregiver. Michelle Ossmann, MSN, PhD, Steelcase’s Director of Healthcare Environments, explains how the environment can play a key role in facilitating the use of…
Restoring Privacy to the Office
Sep 22, 2016 • 6 min
Five personal privacy strategies we can all use at work. Melanie Redman, a senior design researcher for WorkSpace Futures at Steelcase, describes these five strategies derived from her team’s research project.
Startup Culture and the Maker Nation
Jun 15, 2016 • 18 min
How can the work environment support individuality, expression and empowerment? Brian Shapland, general manager of turnstone, and Mark McKenna, director of design for turnstone and Steelcase Education, relay research about entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.…
How Smart + Connected Spaces Will Enhance Worker Performance
Jun 12, 2016 • 14 min
In this episode of 360 Real Time, Scott Sadler, manager of integrated technologies discusses the future of smart + connected spaces and how thoughtfully integrated technologies can use data to improve the experience people have at work.
Workers Reject the ‘Sea of Sameness’
Jun 12, 2016 • 15 min
A cultural movement is redefining how and where work is done. Chris Congdon, director of global research communications for Steelcase, discusses how standardizing workplaces for efficiency with a uniform approach limits the worker’s potential for…
Igniting a Startup Culture
May 16, 2016 • 18 min
Is it possible to ignite an entrepreneurial spirit—or reclaim—a sense of “startup culture” no matter what size the company? Brian Shapland, general manager for turnstone, is connected to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. He explains how leveraging space can…
How the Workplace Impacts Engagement
Mar 8, 2016 • 19 min
Can the office be used as a strategic lever to impact engagement? For the first time, new research shows a correlation between employee engagement and the workplace. Chris Congdon, director of global research communications for Steelcase, discusses key…
Think Better, Work Less
Jun 12, 2015 • 17 min
Work shorter hours. That’s part of the message from Steelcase senior design researcher and environmental psychology Beatriz Arantes. She discusses how to maintain attention at work and why working shorter hours is key to keeping pace with work demands…
Neuroscience: A Competitive Advantage
Jun 12, 2015 • 17 min
In workplaces throughout the world, there’s awareness that we’re not performing to full potential and too many distractions are to blame. Chris Congdon, Steelcase director of global research communications, explains we can still salvage our ability to…