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See how Maritz improved employee interaction and teamwork by replacing private offices with open plan workstations
Corporate redesign boosts collaboration and communication in the office

What does it take to break down employee walls and foster better teamwork? How do you attract fresh young talent out of college when your office space was designed in the ‘70s?

With the help of Modern Business Interiors and The Lawrence Group, you plan a redesign. A BIG redesign.

Functional multi-purpose areas maximize space.

The Opportunity Maritz Motivation Solutions’ offices hadn’t been updated in more than 30 years. And with 90% of the 200,000 square-foot space made up of walled offices, employee communication was a challenge. As a provider of loyalty and engagement programs, Maritz needed a space that was much more… well…engaging.

The Solution

The walls came down. We created a variety of spaces to work and collaborate, and replaced walled offices with a 100% workstation solution that featured lower wall heights to help make communication easy.

  • Made right down the street from HON HQ in Muscatine, Iowa, Plains tile glass adds privacy in an open environment without blocking natural light.

    Made right down the street from HON HQ in Muscatine, Iowa, Plains tile glass adds privacy in an open environment without blocking natural light.

    Plains tile glass adds privacy without blocking light.

  • Functional multi-purpose areas maximize space.
  • Lightweight, flexible furniture rearranges easily.

The Results

Maritz Motivation Solutions President, John McArthur, summarized the success of the project. “The best thing for me was the very first day we moved in. I saw more people in that first day that I probably would not have if I, or they, had been sitting in offices behind closed doors.”

The new space not only facilitates communication and collaboration, it improves it. Conversations flow. Team members gravitate to favorite huddle areas. Work happens not just at desks, but in the many work areas created.

Team members gravitate to a variety of huddle areas that facilitate communication.

Team members gravitate to a variety of huddle areas that facilitate communication.

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Lightweight, flexible furniture rearranges easily and serves as additional meeting space.

Lightweight, flexible furniture rearranges easily and serves as additional meeting space.

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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