Brain Power: Using Neuroscience to Design Work Experiences Monday, 21 October 2019 from 1:40 PM – 2:00 PM

Workplace Learning Theater - Innovation Pavilion
Session Type
Technology Playground & Learning Theaters

The increasing pace of work, volume of information, and complexity of business demands more from employee’s brains. But how much of workplaces today have been designed with the brain in mind? Learn about recent scientific experiments Steelcase conducted about the optimal environmental conditions for different cognitive functions.  Understand the science behind these experiences and practical design interventions that can support the performance of your most important resource – your people.


Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the neuroscience behind common work experiences.

  • Assess how your current workplace is hindering or supporting employee’s ability to think.

  • Apply practical strategies for supporting employees through design.



Portrait photo of Caroline Kelly Caroline Kelly
Manager, Steelcase

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Critical Thinking, Workplace Design

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