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Company Designs Headquarters With Telecommuting In Mind

Company Designs Headquarters With Telecommuting In Mind
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Wireless headset manufacturer's new office only contains space for 60% of their employees

Matt Sabourin
  • 10 september 2012

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In an effort to create a more flexible working environment while reducing their carbon footprint, wireless headset manufacturer Plantronics’ new Santa Cruz, California headquarters does not contain enough desks to accommodate the entire staff, instead they designed a space meant to accommodate a telecommuting workforce.

Containing enough desk space for 60%-70% of it’s employees, the office implements a number of giant TV screens and video chat rooms for the purpose of bringing telecommuting staff into office conversations. There are ‘private’ rooms as well as team project rooms.

Patricia Wadors, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Plantronics says of the space:

“There’s an expectation that you can work anywhere and be highly productive and engaged. The initial wave of people that walked through and started sitting in the workspace loved it.”

Platronics doesn’t set a limit on how often employees can telecommute, asking only that their workspaces are ergonomically safe.

Do you have access to the tools and services that are required to do your job remotely? If not, what would you need? PSFK is asking readers to us how. Drop us a line and tell us what works for you or send us a related link of a related example that we might have missed. The best submission will win a Trent iCarrier Portable Battery Backup so that you can charge all your portable devices even when there is no plug to be found. 

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