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Company HQ Features Large Café Outfitted To Foster Collaboration

Company HQ Features Large Café Outfitted To Foster Collaboration
Design

Office furniture company creates a 'Third Workplace' where their employees can comfortably work together in teams.

Matt Sabourin
  • 20 august 2012

PSFK Presents The Future Of Work

The office design of furniture manufacturer Steelcase reflects the company’s philosophy that by providing options in how and where employees work, a company will not only attract and retain talent, but also boost productivity. Recognizing the importance of employees understanding the larger details of the projects that they are working on, the office layout allocates ample room for co-working spaces and demarcates less footage to personal areas. One example of a traditional space reinterpreted by Steelcase is their cafeteria, which has been redesigned as a “WorkCafé”—a place for employees to have a healthy meal while still offering the necessary amenities needed for a useful working environment (a nourishment bar serves snacks and Starbucks coffee), giving workers a casual space for a productive retreat during their day.

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