Expedia’s Office Of The Future with Hollman Workspace Lockers
“Nature is in, but assigned seating is out. Archana Singh, Expedia’s chief people officer, said employees had dedicated desks at the old office. In the new space, workers are assigned what are known as neighborhoods and generally take a seat wherever.” workspace storage solution
Expedia wanted their workspace to make a “cultural shift” from cluttered desks to open space for team collaboration. As a result, they partnered with Hollman lockers for a workspace storage solution.
The goal — for a travel company, after all — is to have consistency across its locations around the world. This way employees have the same tech and workspace experience in Seattle, Austin, London, India, and elsewhere.
SOLUTION + BENEFIT
With the help of Hollman’s workspace lockers, the team at Expedia was able to achieve their goals. Hollman assembled two-tier, model b lockers 18W x 18Dx 36H for their office. Further, they provided four-tier, model d lockers, 18W x 18D x 72H, for their fitness center.
The team chose a premium high gloss laminate by Formica to finish the lockers and integrated Gantner RFID smart locks. The RFID locks are a simple solution for employees to access their locker with a badge that scans and opens their lockers.
The ZGF-designed Expedia Group corporate headquarters was featured in a recent Wall Street Journal article looking at the “office of the future”—Wi-Fi-equipped rocks, fire pits, and all.
The team at Expedia wanted to make sure their change from traditional desk pods to the modern, hotel desk concept be easy for their employees. They also wanted to create a unified, consistent workspace for all of its locations around the world. Hollman’s workspace lockers met Expedia’s goals and expectations.
“We found that initially, it is an adjustment for people, but once you’re used to the other benefits that you get from how you can collaborate and how you can go to a quiet space…we found that the challenges that people had gone away,” Burgess said.
Their smart lockers make it easy for their employees to move about freely through the office. Thus allowing them to not have to worry about the safety of their personal belongings. The modern locker design also compliments all of their offices.
LOCATION: Seattle, WA
MATERIALS: Laminate – Formica Folkstone, Formica Dove White, Wilsonart Slate Grey
FEATURES: Smart locks + premium gloss finish laminate doors
Sources: Wall Street Journal, ZGF, and GeekWire
Our lockers add agility, giving each employee a home for their backpack, handbag, wallet, jacket and more, so they’re free to move about the entire office. With their belongings secure, your employees have more time to collaborate and focus on the work that matters.
Our laminate lockers expertly blend form and function so you get superior craftsmanship with trending colors and surfaces that convey quality — and help you stick to your budget.
Gantner RFID Locks
With a RFID system your lockers become a centrally controllable unit that can be conveniently operated via data carrier (chip card, wristband, key tag, smartphone).