ETHICON IT DEPARTMENT
Ethicon (part of the J&J family of companies) enlisted the expertise of Granum A/I to develop a strategy to accommodate growth and recruit the next generation of staff for the IT Department. Central to the design challenge was the transformation of the client's existing enclosed office workplace to an open plan strategy reflecting the company's mission, values and brand essence. Granum A/I developed a project strategy based on the concept of community, a collaborative and inspiring new workplace designed to be a home away from home, a place to help create connections, promote chance encounters and collaboration among the staff. The new space is organized as neighborhood zones connected by passageways to a central commons. This area houses a variety of engaging spaces with writable walls to encourage spontaneous creativity, huddle rooms for interaction as well as quiet rooms for staff to focus and relax.