American pharmaceutical company MSD places great emphasis on workplace environment quality and is not afraid to change certain standard routines when this would increase the effectiveness of teamwork and cooperation.
An office for all types of activity
The form of the new Moscow office reflects the corporate values of MSD – openness, flexibility, inclusivity and a level playing field for all employees.
The space is organised so as to facilitate teamwork. Because MSD always creates a new team for a specific task, the character of their work often changes. Sometimes it is necessary for a group to work on something together, other times individual concentration is required, or an informal discussion of certain details.
MSD therefore decided to completely change its approach to the organisation of space and everyone, including the management, have left their standard offices to promote more agile cooperation. To this end the offices include various types of meeting room and zones.
A year since completion of the project it is already clear that the new approach is working and the Managing Director of MSD confirms that everyone is communicating better together, sharing new ideas and learning from each other.