IN ORDER TO MATCH ITS CHANGE IN BRAND IDENTITY, Boston-based technology
company Motus sought to modernize its setting with an open workspace that provides meeting points between its sales staff and engineers and data specialists.
THIS INKTEL OFFICE WAS REVAMPED to meet the
CEO’s goal of creating “the coolest call center in the
world,” which included this townhall area where
associates can connect with each other and discuss
cases to resolve.
FACILITATING MULTIPLE WORKING ENVIRONMENTS
WAS KEY for The Predictive Index (PI), a workforce
assessment firm in Westwood, MA. In order to facilitate innovation and promote cross-team dynamics,
its corporate headquarters has a series of conference areas of different sizes with moveable furniture
and brainstorming walls that allow employees to
reconfigure the setting while opening up the creative
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE THIRD FLOOR
of Motorists Insurance Group’s headquarters pre-and post-renovation is “like night and day,” says
Haywood. The company needed to create space
for about 80 employees on the third floor of its
Columbus, OH, facility. It was originally built in the
1940s and expanded in the 1960s – and it showed.
“The main challenge that we had was
trying to put new into an old environment. Everything from the electrical
systems to the HVAC, plumbing and
windows was original to that building,”
The dated panel workstations were
replaced with desks in a variety of
heights that associates can check out, as
well as lockers for personal belongings,
meeting spaces with comfortable seating and private areas with doors that
employees can use for private calls.
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