12th man

Organizations often place a significant emphasis on process and methodologies when trying to create high performing teams.

However, we often overlook a highly visible, but somehow invisible element that can impact the flow and quality of work. That element is the workspace.

In a recent Emerging World of Work podcast, Guillaume Alvarez the SVP for EMEA, Steelcase talked about how the office space can impact how a team comes together to achieve great things. The workspace can be used to galvanize, to strengthen and inspire the team, just as in American Football the crowd of the home team often acts as the 12th player.

If a team’s fans can help carry a team to success, consider how the physical space can shape beliefs, trust, collaboration and creativity.

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