LOTH used technology to enhance collaboration and productivity

When their predicted employee head count exceeded their available square footage, a Cincinnati-based medical device developer banked on its long history with LOTH, relying on LOTH’s expertise in delivering comprehensive solutions.

 

Challenge:

  • real estate footprint: space needed for over 40 employees in a very constricted real estate footprint
  • open environment: plan to transition from dedicated private offices to an open environment – a huge culture shift.
  • company concerns: company representatives concerned about effects on privacy and noise levels, as well as attracting new talent and retaining an incredible research team.

Strategy:

  • uncover trends: enlist employee surveys and observe work patterns to uncover trends – what is needed to accomplish specific tasks
  • determine collaboration needs: analyze how groups interact with other departments and what constitutes collaboration among teams
  • maximize footprint: maximize a smaller real estate footprint
  • provide a functional workspace: provide each team member with an appropriate and functional workspace

Solution:

  • create neighborhood zones: established neighborhood zones to create purposeful adjacencies
  • included multiple settings: provided a variety of open and enclosed settings
  • support work flow: provided appropriate spaces that support the work users flow through during the day
  • integrate technology: utilized media:scape to maximize the sharing of information and ideas – equally, quickly and seamlessly

Result:

  • collaborative interaction: environment supports collaborative interaction within an open-plan setting
  • smaller footprint: maximizes a smaller real estate footprint
  • functional workspaces: provides each team member with an appropriate and functional workspace
  • integrated technology: uses technology to enhance collaboration and productivity

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