A lot has changed since Microsoft embraced its “New Ways of Working” model more than a decade ago. Collaboration has become even more crucial, and designing a physical workplace to support evolving new work styles is essential.
A Chicago commercial and residential real estate services firm, The John Buck Company, managed to stay flexible while retaining the vibe they love in their new space.
When global telecommunications company Vodafone merged its Dutch business with Ziggo, the country’s largest cable provider, one of the biggest challenges company leaders faced was internal: joining two very different workplace cultures. While all Vodafone employees, including its leaders, had become highly mobile with all-unassigned workspaces and the ability to work wherever they wanted, Ziggo relied on assigned workstations in the open plan and private offices for its executives.
When the Washington, D.C., office of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, a leading international architecture and design firm, had the chance to expand into an 1,100-square-foot space being vacated next door, leaders realized this was more than just an opportunity to become bigger.
For high-tech software company PTC in Boston, integrating Steelcase’s Smart + Connected tools in their new headquarters has made it possible to leverage data and technology to support space management, wayfinding and collaboration and put their culture change in hyperdrive.