68 episodes

What Workers Want, presented by Steelcase 360, explores the intersection of business and design by bringing together leaders, innovators and risk takers for behind-the-scenes conversations on how the places we work, learn and heal are changing to help people thrive and ideas flourish. Meet the people shaping the future of design and business, and discover how place can shape behavior.

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What Workers Want, presented by Steelcase 360, explores the intersection of business and design by bringing together leaders, innovators and risk takers for behind-the-scenes conversations on how the places we work, learn and heal are changing to help people thrive and ideas flourish. Meet the people shaping the future of design and business, and discover how place can shape behavior.

    Why We Need Joy at Work

    Why We Need Joy at Work

    Ingrid Fetell Lee, author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, says it’s a huge misconception that joy and work are separate. She shares her radical theory — that a few simple changes to the work environment can make a dramatic difference in how people feel and perform.

    • 21 min
    Why You’ll Never Worry About Losing Power Again

    Why You’ll Never Worry About Losing Power Again

    The future of work is mobile. Yet, plugs and cords have kept people tethered to the wall or floor — until now. Steven Yang, Anker Innovations CEO, and James Ludwig, Steelcase v.p. of global design & engineering, tell us how these two unlikely collaborators created the first-of-its-kind enterprise-level mobile power solution for the office.

    • 16 min
    Open Office Truth: Love It or Leave It (ep. 1)

    Open Office Truth: Love It or Leave It (ep. 1)

    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 industry consultant Dave Lathrop and O+A design studio co-founder Verda Alexander.

    Go inside all 5 episodes at steelcase.com/openofficetruth

    • 25 min
    There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Open Plan (ep. 2)

    There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Open Plan (ep. 2)

    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 consultant Hania Arafat.

    Go inside all 5 episodes at steelcase.com/openofficetruth

    • 24 min
    Oh My Pod! Designs on Open Plan Privacy (ep. 3)

    Oh My Pod! Designs on Open Plan Privacy (ep. 3)

    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 Creative Director Gerry Taylor and Steelcase pod portfolio expert Niki Watt.

    Go inside all 5 episodes at steelcase.com/openofficetruth

    • 27 min
    Fix What’s Wrong with the Hottest Office Trend (ep. 4)

    Fix What’s Wrong with the Hottest Office Trend (ep. 4)

    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, Steelcase General Manager of Ancillary Partnerships Brian Shapland, Moooi Carpets CEO Martien Valentijn, Bolia CEO Lars Lyse Hansen, Extremis CEO D**k Wynants, West Elm Vice President of Work and Contract Design Paulo Kos.

    Go inside all 5 episodes at steelcase.com/openofficetruth

    • 31 min

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