Tradeline Space Strategies: “100% Open Workplace”

Come join the discussion! On Thursday, May 5th I will present a case study of the new EF Education First North American Headquarters building in Cambridge: “100% Open Workplace: Post-occupancy findings on a 100% open work environment for 1,000+ employees.” This new building is considered the largest entirely open-plan office in Massachusetts. It is an outstanding example of today’s modern, collaborative and connected workplace, designed to boost connectivity and collaboration among nearly 1,000 employees, and impress potential talent, with flexible workspace and no individual offices.

The Tradeline Space Strategies 2016 conference will be held on May 5-6 in Boston.

Topic Description: Findings from EF Education First’s 300,000-sf open-office work environment should inform decisions on new workspace configurations, collaboration and productivity features. In this post-occupancy report, Mark Allen examines the project goals, assumptions, and design solutions, including employee engagement processes and workspace etiquette policies. And he reveals findings on light, acoustics, visual connectivity, storage, workstation configurations and furniture decisions, group and individual work spaces, and accommodations for privacy. He examines unexpected positive and negative outcomes, and corrective measures taken to deliver on the high-productivity, high employee satisfaction promise.

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