Employees can decide where they want to work
One of the most central elements of the new office design is the introduction of flexible seating. This means employees are no longer tied to one permanent desk but can instead move around throughout the day, depending on whether they need to work in front of a screen, engage in immersive work or collaborate with colleagues.
The work zones allow employees to work with more focus and efficiency. At the same time, the office design seeks to increase job satisfaction by giving the individual a higher level of autonomy over their working day, as well as increased contact with colleagues from other departments.
Space for project work
The switch to flexible seating means that the office’s square metres can be used more intelligently, so that empty desks and deserted areas are more easily avoided, freeing up space for dedicated project areas to be created around the building. Here, employees can have a base while working on cross-departmental projects.
In addition to the project areas, the workplace has been equipped with state-of-the-art telephone boxes as well as audiovisual equipment, which can be moved around to accommodate virtual group meetings. In addition, lockers have been installed where employees can put their personal belongings when they arrive at the office – and leave their work paraphernalia when they go home.
Remarkably, the entire redesign has been completed without major procurement costs. Furniture has been recycled from previous uses and supplemented with new fixtures, lighting and equipment, which are strategically placed to give each work zone a unique function and identity. Significant changes have thus been achieved through PLH’s innovative design as well as spatial and visual solutions that have transformed the office’s interior to reflect Maersk Drilling’s ways of working – both now and in the future.