Podcast: Smart Office Furniture Channels
POD2112: Steelcase’s Jennifer McCready on Smart Office Furniture Channels
Office furniture is big business, with companies spending more than $11 billion each year on workstations, desks, chairs, and other appointments necessary to operate a contemporary workplace. Many people think of office furniture as inert physical objects, but, like everything else, it’s increasingly influencing or being influenced by technology. Office workers need furnishings that enable, complement, and enhance the functionality of technology – everything from desktop computers and notebooks to displays and teleconferencing equipment. As PCs replaced typewriters, office furniture manufacturers amended their designs to accommodate digital devices. Today, those manufacturers and their dealers are collaborating with technology companies and solution providers to integrate technology and furniture, creating holistic, flexible, productive work environments. Jennifer McCready, manager of global channel development at office furniture manufacturer Steelcase, joins POD2112 to talk about the evolution of office furniture and the potential for crossover collaboration in the technology channel.
Manager of Global Channel Development, Steelcase
CEO & Chief Analyst, The 2112 Group