Properties Magazine May 2017 : Page 29

BREAK SPACES Café areas are located throughout, offering places for employees to congregate and enjoy when taking a break or eating lunch. floor includes call centers, underwriting, claims, in-force service and a state-of-the-art advanced training center. Floors nine and 11 are both in the tower and have smaller footprints than floor five, which wraps around the atrium with a west-facing skybridge. In order to ease employee concern about commuting downtown and to foster usage of public tra nsportation, the employee Move Ambassador team – a group of employees who provided feedback and helped employees pre-pare for the move – arranged for a meeting for all employees with RTA personnel before the move. Interested employees provided RTA with their name and address. RTA responded by having a personal packet for every person that included appropriate train or bus schedules, a map of the most efficient route to Public Square, and a two-week paid RTA pass to try their service. “We also wanted a more open and bright environment, as we looked to increase employee engagement, col-laboration and teamwork,” Tate says. “With our new lower height cubicles, we are witnessing more collaboration and with white-board walls in all our conference rooms and huddle rooms, we feel we are encouraging more inno-EDUCATIONAL EQUIPMENT Serving Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Since 1936 We are specialists in: • Operable Panel Partitions • Accordion Doors • Chalk/Marker Boards • Bulletin Boards • Trophy & Display Cases • Signage • Directories SALES INSTALLATION SERVICE 845 Overholt Rd., P.O. Box 154, Kent, Ohio 44240 — Phone (330) 673-4881 Fax ((330) 673-4915) 29

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