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Flexible, adaptable office furniture improves employee wellbeing and retention
Software company incorporates height-adjustability, customization and connectivity into office design to foster teamwork and productivity in the workplace

From furniture to fabrics, HON offers an array of options to create an inspiring welcome area that sends a message.

What do you do when your workspace doesn’t match your mission and capabilities? For Skyward® Inc, this issue was a big dilemma. Located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the company wanted its offices to reflect its beliefs and the creativity and passion of its team members. The goal was to construct a modern, comfortable environment – with plenty of natural light – that would not only help inspire current employees, but also attract new ones.
So the company built a brand new HQ building that showcases its amazing people and values. A much larger, brighter building that needed an entire office solution and a lot of new furniture. With Emmons Business Interiors, HON helped plan an open, innovative design that’s completely future-proof.

HON’s Preside tables and Motivate chairs are comfortable and accommodating in common areas or breakrooms.

HON’s Preside tables and Motivate chairs are comfortable and accommodating in common areas or breakrooms.

The Opportunity

Skyward’s HQ was years in the making. Throughout the construction process, employees kept a watchful eye on its progress from across the highway. When the new 190,356 sq. ft. building was complete, leadership wanted to make sure that the interior was just as modern and inspiring as the exterior – and adaptable enough to accommodate inevitable growth and change in the future.

The Solution

Throughout the $1.3M overhaul, HON helped transform Skyward’s new space into something its employees could be proud of. Custom cubicles with lower panel heights ensure easy communication, while tech-ready conference rooms with tables, a colorful cafeteria and plenty of natural light help foster teamwork, productivity and a much-improved work/life balance.

  • Effective training spaces require versatile, space-saving furniture solutions like Motivate tables.

    Effective training spaces require versatile, space-saving furniture solutions like Motivate tables.

    Sit-to-stand desks encourage activity and increase employee wellbeing.

  • Multi-purpose common areas enhance collaboration and maximize space.
  • Adjustable furniture rearranges easily for a flexible, future-proof workspace

The Results

Skyward Inc. President, Scott Glinski, summarized the success of the project by explaining, “At Skyward, we are creative makers and leaders – we’re balanced and community-minded. Our new headquarters mirrors all these things and makes it possible for our employees to be even more productive and collaborative.”

The new workspace is modern, inviting and adaptable. It’s helped improve communication, collaboration and employee happiness. Team members brainstorm in comfortable common areas. Conference rooms are readily available and always connected. Work happens at desks – both sitting and standing. With flexible furnishings and plenty of room to grow, Skyward is set for a successful future.

HON products create a collaborative “we” space with flexible and functional furniture solutions.

HON products create a collaborative “we” space with flexible and functional furniture solutions.

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About The HON Company

Since 1944 The HON Company has delivered inspired practicality to the workplace. By obsessing over tiny details and emphasizing timeless over trendy, HON designs and manufactures workplace furniture including chairs, tables, desks, workstations and storage. Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, The HON Company has numerous manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the United States, and markets its products through a nationwide network of loyal distribution partners. The HON Company is the largest operating company of HNI Corporation, a leading global office furniture manufacturer (NYSE: HNI). For more information, visit hon.com.

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