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Employees and leaders demand more from their work environments

“People are actively rejecting this idea of corporate blandness. They want to embrace passion and meaning in their lives. They want their work to matter, and we agree. It’s time to build a more human workplace” Markus McKenna / 360 Magazine / The Office Renaissance

Coalesse SW_ 1 Chair

Workers are dismissing the uninspiring workplace and seeking authenticity – choosing coffee shops, co-working spaces or a new employer to find it. Engaged workers are looking for better performance and tools in their work experiences and are empowered to choose where and how they work.

The office is more important than ever before

The office is not going away, but it is evolving into something fundamentally different. In the global quest for talent and the escalating need for employee engagement, a societal shift advocating for informal, authentic and inspiring spaces has taken hold. Workplace design is shifting from a singular focus on efficiency, towards a pluralistic approach that puts human beings at the center and enriches their well being.

The Resilient Workplace

A Resilient Workplace is an ecosystem of spaces designed to adapt and evolve over time, optimizing real estate while fostering higher levels of employee engagement.

The result is a more engaged and effective workforce that allows the organization to respond to changing business conditions.

Steelcase Global Report:

Engagement in the Global Workplace

1:3 More than one in three workers is disengaged

19% Increase in operating income for companies with high employee engagement.

The Resilient Workplace

Key Principles:

Design for Wellbeing: Designing workplaces to support the holistic wellbeing of people can amplify employee engagement and satisfaction.

Turnstone Bivi

Create an Ecosystem of Spaces: A workplace ecosystem supports employee wellbeing by providing individuals and groups with a range of options within the workplace.


Key Elements

Ecosystem of Spaces

Design an ecosystem of spaces and empower people with the ability to choose where to work regardless of hierarchy.

Steelcase Brody

Support Privacy Needs

Balance the need for teamwork and collaboration with the need for individual privacy and rejuvenation.

Gesture Task Chair

Performance and Posture

Integrate technology that makes it easier to collaborate, find focus and encourages movement and posture change.


Promote Personalization

Prioritize self expression and authenticity over clean desks and perfection.

EE6 Private Office

Take cues from nature

More than adding plants- plan the space with variation of materiality and forms to avoid a sea of uniformity.

Let's Look At Some Office Settings


Private Office


Collaborative Lounge

Steelcase Regard

Social Zones

The Social Zone draws people together and provides a flexible space for work, connecting, nourishment and rejuvenation. This space hosts a variety of postures and choices for individual and group. The brand and culture of the organization is projected here.



Business tasks today are more varied and more challenging. Workers are increasingly mobile and distributed. They often leave the office for a coffee shop or other third place, which separates them from coworkers, organizational resources and culture.

A WorkCafé is a dynamic space that connects people with colleagues, their work, and their organization. It transforms traditional corporate cafeteria real estate into destinations for connection, collaboration, focus and innovation.

Fringe by National Furniture
Davis Furniture
Beautiful Spaces by Coalesse
Meeting and Innovation

Innovation drives advancement. That’s always been true – throughout history, in every enterprise and in every part of the world.

An Innovation Center is a solution for organizations that supports collaborators with the range of settings to support the switch between individual and group behaviors. It is a space that communicates a culture of innovation to the employees it houses.

Innovation Gallery



RoomWizard is a scheduling system that provides a solution that manages open and closed collaborative spaces far more effectively than first-come-first-serve. Now users can book rooms and reserve meeting spaces knowing there won’t be a hitch, making it easy to get the most out of their connected spaces.


Noise and lack of speech privacy can create a workplace full of distraction.

It’s not a new problem, just a persistent one. Recent studies demonstrate that noise and speech privacy (even more than noise) top workers’ lists of complaints. Studies also indicate that workers feel their productivity would improve if their offices were less noisy and offered improved speech privacy.

QT Pro

Sound masking can help. The addition of sound masking to a workplace can help reduce distraction and improve speech privacy.

Architecture + Space Division

V.I.A by Steelcase


Intelligent rooms keep distributed teams aligned and connected, leveraging both analog and digital information to foster collaboration. V.I.A. elegantly hosts technology to create portals between physical and virtual worlds. V.I.A. can provide true acoustical privacy for collaborative teams, as well as for workers in adjacent work spaces.

The more data we generate, the more we need places to help us make sense of it.

RGO Office Furnishings

Our goal is to inspire, envision and plan office furnishings solutions that enhance your work environment. As the largest provider of its kind in Western Canada, we are in the ideal position to present the widest selection at the most competitive prices. We are an Alberta company with a reputation for hands-on service and dedication to quality. We will guarantee you a personalized experience that elevates your work environment.

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