“The future will be powered by ideas,” says Ludwig. “How we create, identify, foster and make ideas tangible – that’s how value is created. Our spaces and technologies need to help us solve problems, not cause friction or get in the way. When space and technologies come together to really support people’s work and really support their wellbeing — then we’re removing the drag on their experiences. They can naturally be centered on ideas instead of what’s not working for them. And, as a result, ideas will flow through the organization faster.”

JAMES LUDWIG   Vice President, Global Design, Steelcase

Steelcase and Microsoft have partnered for this reason exactly; to join spaces and technology to solve problems, foster creativity, improve collaboration, and support employee wellbeing.

The Future of Work is Creative

Microsoft and Steelcase are introducing Creative Spaces — an immersive ecosystem that brings together place and technology to help people generate new ideas and move them forward.

Each of these spaces is intentionally designed to support the needs of individuals and teams as they move through the different stages and activities of the creative process. This collection of thoughtfully curated destinations brings together design and materiality without compromising performance.