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Enter into the European hub of Steelcase: the Learning + Innovation Center (LINC) in Munich

In November 2017, Steelcase announced the opening of its new Learning + Innovation Centre in Munich, capping a multi-year planning effort and bringing together employees from across the region in a 14,400 square metre space designed to promote learning and spark innovation. As organisations recognize the importance of face-to-face interactions and shift back to centrally-located business hubs, Steelcase opened this location to propel growth within its own organisation – and to give customers a Lire plus
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Introducing Flex Collection: make room for modern tribes!

We all want to be on the team that disrupts our industry, rather than the ones who didn’t see it coming. We want to be the people who come up with the most novel ideas and anticipate our customers’ needs before they even realize they have them; the ones who bring an idea to market so fast and flawlessly our competitors’ jaws drop. Steelcase therefore acts: by following new working methods, they created Flex Collection, in order to create dynamic spaces conducive to innovation. Lire plus
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A great recognition for Alternativ !

All over the world, the 800 partner dealers of Steelcase meet high standards of quality and performance. However, those dealers who have been awarded the accolade of Platinum Partner by Steelcase – a programme created in 2015 – stand out from the others in terms of the investment they make in their growth, their health and their business in order to deliver exceptional added value to the people and spaces they guide and advise on. Lire plus
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The Future by the Future

Millennials – and how they want to work – have been making headlines for years. But, as Gen Z starts entering the workforce and the war for talent tops the list of what keeps leaders up at night, the question becomes: How does the workforce of tomorrow envision the future of work?

How do future generations want to work? Ask these students.

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5 Reasons Teams Struggle

To better understand their challenges, Steelcase recently studied teams in Europe, the Middle East and North America. Here’s what we discovered. Lire plus

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A New Kind of Work

Many teams today are adopting design thinking methodologies and agile behaviors to structure their work. By understanding their activities and behaviors, we can design spaces to help these teams work in new ways. Lire plus
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New Work. New Rules.

How hyper-collaboration is redefining teamwork and me work? Why Teams? Why Now? Speed. Complexity. Disruption. These are the things companies need to deal with every day if they want to survive and grow. They have to innovate — and this requires a culture that fosters a new breed of hyper-collaborative teams. Lire plus
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Looking for new space ?

Tobania, the 100% Belgian Business & Technology Consulting firm that specialises in digital transformation and solutions, is experiencing a real spurt in growth. And growth means hiring new staff and hence the creation of new offices that reflect the image of this young and dynamic company. Lire plus

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KPMG at the gates of Brussels Airport: the Best Place to Work!

More and more prestigious companies are setting up in the immediate vicinity of major airports. This is the case of the new headquarters of KPMG. The auditing, accounting and consulting firm occupies nine floors of the PassPort Building of Brussels Airport, in fact.  Designed and equipped by Alternativ,  the offices give pride of place to the quality of life at work and to ecology, without forgetting modern technologies, however. The breath-taking view of the runways gives employees wing! Lire plus
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Stay faithful to your values!

This one of the credos adhered to by Alternativ, whose professionalism and creativity have won over many a client. Like Yves Smeets, General Manager of Santhea, which again entrusted us with designing and fitting out an office space of 400 m2 in Avenue des Dessus-de-Lives à Loyers at the Namur Office Park. Lire plus
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What types of workspaces do you intend using?

Creating workspaces that provide inspiration is good for the health of staff, customers and businesses generally. But workspaces need to be designed to suit the type of work that will be carried out in them. Which stresses the importance of catering for a wide range of fit-outs and designs in your office. For instance, you’re likely to need space for a War Room, corpoworking, a lab and so on. To enable you to properly understand how these new concepts can be incorporated into your offices, Lire plus
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The issue is communication

The Trenker pharmaceuticals group is one of those family stories that we all love. An independent, versatile company that looks ahead fearlessly to the future. So, to deal with the fast-growing volume in the production of dietary supplements, Trenker decided in October 2017 to bring together its three operating companies at a new location based in Nivelles. The move provided an opportunity to create a new working environment designed and implemented by Alternativ in which interpersonal communica Lire plus
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And what if Agile Working was meant for you?

What is Agile Working? The word “agile” means: quick-minded, lively. Insert it into the world of work and agile can mean responding more quickly, can’t it? That’s right. In fact, Agile methods are defined as taking an iterative approach to work (i.e. making progress by repetition rather than in a linear way) and being incremental  (bringing added value to every “scrap” of a project). It’s an empirical and flexible method that involves the client from the beginning to the end of t Lire plus
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The Tree of Life: more than just a symbol!

We spend a huge amount of time at the place where we work. So, that being the case, we really need to feel good when we are there. Everyone agrees that psychological wellbeing has an impact on individual and collective performance. Which is why, at the request of BAM Contractors, Alternativ took on the assignment to turn the company’s reception area into a bustling, pleasant and inspiring place. Lire plus
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LolaLiza : How do you boost creativity?

By daring to use change as a springboard for renewal! Ever-responsive, the Belgian fashion brand, LolaLiza, has just played a real master card by investing in a new head office, closer to Rue Neuve, the retail nerve centre of Brussels, where all of the company staff now work on the same floor… Lire plus
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How does biophilia influence work at the office?

Biophilia is a concept based on inviting nature inside a living space, an office. The latest fad? Absolutely not. Several studies have shown the positive impact introducing natural elements in the office on the well-being and productivity of the employees. A word of explanation. Lire plus
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We can learn a lot from the… MaRS-ians!

Bit of a strange headline? Well, not really… Because the MaRS-ians we are talking about are busy demonstrating their amazing innovative abilities as they beaver away at MaRS, the world’s biggest incubator. MaRS is located in Toronto and provides laboratories and office space for young talents – genuine pioneers in their field who are committed to working in a better world. This is certainly the case if workspace tops the list of their aspirations! Lire plus
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