We accompanied the move of telecommunications company Tele Columbus in cooperation with our partner BNP. In total, six floors were designed and realized. Four floors of the new office space in Berlin-Moabit were designed with the shared-desk system. The employees no longer have permanent workplaces but can choose a new desk every morning. Desk-sharing ensures flat hierarchies and promotes cooperation within the company.
A solution was needed in order to make room for work materials and personal items. Mobile roll containers, which are collected in the so-called “caddy-garage”, serve as flexible accommodation for office materials. The office caddies are lockable and numbered, so that each employee can be assigned a personal mobile roll container. In this way, the jobs remain flexible while the employees have increased mobility.
In order to increase efficiency, the telecommunications company introduced a clean-desk policy as part of its move. All documents, work materials and personal belongings are put away in designated pieces of furniture each evening.
When planning the open space office, the room acoustics presented a challenge. Communication was to be encouraged, but at the same time, concentrated work was not to be restricted. Tele Columbus’ open space office used acoustically effective and electrified meeting booths, which serve as retreats for the employees for meetings. A simple and efficient solution for good communication without weakening concentration at the workplace.
Open work environments call for retreat opportunities for employees. Work/communication lounges can be used by employees as meeting points or for short hangouts with colleagues. There are several employee lounges over the four floors of the telecommunications company. These innovative spaces help to promote creativity and communication in the office.