When you have two thousand five hundred people in one location, whose job it is to work with technology all day, it is vital that you create an environment that allows freedom of movement and change of environment. And the sheer scale of the exercise brings with it its own set of challenges.
Working with a local partner in Berlin, we created a campus that encouraged open plan working and social interaction. Each working zone is connected by a dramatic tunnel, an outward sign that the normal rules for a building such as this do not apply.
65% of staff remain in cellular offices out of necessity but their colleagues have the opportunity to break away from their desk and work or relax elsewhere.
There is a palpable sense that communication has improved, face to face, rather than keyboard to keyboard.
i. Eurocres Consulting GMBH, Europa-Center 17.OG, Tauentzienstr. 9-11, 10789 Berlin, Germany