Danone shared its clear vision of working in a new and future-proof office that supports employee well-being. Their former office, located near Amsterdam Schiphol, didn’t match their goals. Employee needs were changing, and the workplace couldn’t live up to their expectations anymore. So, Danone decided to move their office, as the old office was going to be too small for the growing headcount soon. Danone didn’t just need a bigger workplace, but a flexible one.
Multiple goals, one solution
Welcoming more people meant effective use of the workspace. Danone emphasized the aim to support employees in the switch to activity-based working. This agile way of working gives people the freedom and flexibility to decide how and where the job should be done: brainstorming in meeting rooms, catching up in social areas, or focusing individually behind a desk.
An important element of this so-called activity-based working is sharing facilities. For Danone, sharing facilities turned out to be the key to achieve multiple goals:
- Growing headcount and sustainability
Effectively sharing facilities, meant they could welcome more people.
- Employee well-being
Choosing their preferred workplace and controlling the environment made employees happier.
- Future-proof strategy
Agile working can easily be revised, especially when collecting workplace analytics.
The answer was clear. To realize a flexible workplace –in which talent could thrive and would be cost-efficient– Danone needed smart office technology.
Boosting the employee experience
Danone’s new office is now an admiring flagship office. Their varying workspace with plenty of green and cozy nooks make employees feel inspired and invite them to get social. The implementation of Mapiq, took their employee experience through the roof: boosting autonomy and belonging among employees while enabling efficient use of the workspace.
With our smart office platform employees can book a shift in the office. Once arrived, they can instantly find available workspaces, locate colleagues, and book meeting rooms. In our interactive 3D map of Danone’s building, they can find an available smart locker. On top of that, employees can control the lights and temperature through their personal devices.
To ensure the best experience of our smart office platform, all of Danone’s workplaces are equipped with our desk sensors. Next to that, meeting rooms are covered by bGrid’s room sensors. By detecting movement, these sensors feed occupancy data into the user app. Employees can see real-time which workplaces or meeting rooms are available.
Data behind each decision
Besides the user app, management can evaluate their workplace strategy in our analytics portal. This environment shows how Danone's employees use the office. By analyzing occupancy insights, management can reduce underutilized office space and invest in areas their employees actively use. This way, Danone continuously anticipates changing needs and executes a truly future-proof workplace strategy.
A match made in heaven
The fact that Mapiq’s functionalities could enable them to achieve their business goals was not the only thing Danone noticed. Sharing the same vision was one of the top reasons for Danone to shape a future-proof workplace strategy with Mapiq.