Our Favorite Insights

Below we have compiled a group of our favorite blog posts from one of our partners, Steelcase, that inspired the work on SR Collective.

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EXPRESS YOURSELF

“People are actively rejecting this idea of corporate blandness. They want to embrace passion and meaning in their lives. They want their work to matter, and we agree. It’s time to build a more human workplace”
- Markus McKenna, Design Director, Turnstone

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THE FUTURE OF WORK IS CREATIVE

People need new skills and the ability to continuously learn and adapt to these conditions. To be successful in the future of work, workers need to generate new ideas, solve tough problems and think outside the box. They need to be creative.

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INSPIRING SPACES REINVIGORATE THE OFFICE

Yes, more people have the option today to work away from the office. But, those who predicted the office would go away have been proven wrong. Leaders know the really valuable conversations & collaborations happen when people come together.

 
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PLACE + TECHNOLOGY DRIVE CREATIVE PERFORMANCE

Despite what you may have grown up believing, people are not born creative. People don’t grow up destined for careers as artists or musicians. Research tells us creativity is an iterative process in which anyone can engage, and not restricted to a type of person.

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DRIVING THE WELLBEING OF PEOPLE

“People used to think that technology would make offices obsolete—but the opposite is happening. Technology will be embedded in offices so it actually helps people work better and makes the workplace even more relevant.”
- Allan Smith, VP Global Marketing Steelcase

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ENGAGING THE FIVE SENSES

It turns out workplaces that focus on the intangibles—sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch—are workplaces better equipped to boost employee wellbeing.

 
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5 REASONS YOUR OFFICES HAS CHANGED

Somewhere between Dilbert and The Jetsons, our workplace changed. We went from private executive office suites and rows of cubicles to open floor plans and a mobile workforce. And, the pace of change has only continued to accelerate. 

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WHAT DOES IS MEAN TO BE SMART + CONNECTED?

Technology helps us save time and money and, in many cases, enables us to live a better life. So why can’t it do more to help us reach our full potential at work?

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WANT TO BOOST EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT?

“Drinks have different roles throughout the day. For example, they can soothe, inspire or accelerate. Our average day is marked by the drink experience, offering structure and continuity,” says Dr. Tracy Brower, global vice president of workplace vitality for MARS DRINKS