Steelcase executive tells NAIOP members to begin thinking of corporate clients as consumers

by: Andrew Warfield Staff Writer

Consumer expectations are continuing to trend toward more, better and faster.

That’s no different for companies who need to adapt their office space to maximize the blend of artificial intelligence and human production in the workplace.

Joel Schellhammer, vice president of corporate strategy with Steelcase, told Northeast Florida members of NAIOP on Thursday that office space providers need to begin thinking of their clients as consumers holding similar expectations for the continuing evolution of the workplace.

Just as Inc. customers expect shipments in days, if not hours, companies are beginning to need smart, adaptable office space designs delivered in weeks rather than months.

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