Site visit program
Hotel Novotel Amsterdam City Hotel Lobby
Coach departure time:
15.40h – Arrival at Planntronics
15.50h – Site visit & welcome note
16.00h – Presentation | Smarter Working
16.30h – Smarter tour
17.50h – Departure from Plantronics
Smarter Working tour of the Plantronics European office
VISIT OUR SMARTER WORKING OFFICE
Our European office situated in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands is a living lab for working smarter and more efficiently. Created around the concept “beautifully human,” every feature of the building responds to our employees’ needs. Through innovative technology and design, we have created spaces that encourage productivity and well-being.
A FLEXIBLE FLOOR PLAN THAT MOVES WITH PEOPLE’S DAY
The floor plan is completely movable so that team stations can be easily repositioned throughout the day. A change of scenery can be refreshing, and can benefit office culture.
GREEN THINKING PROMOTES CLEAR THINKING
The relationship between individuals and their environment can determine how they feel and perform. This green wall is just one of our elements of biophilic design, which incorporates nature into buildings and has been shown to support well-being, creativity, and productivity¹.
1“The global impact of biophilic design in the workplace,” Architecture Now, February 01, 2016, http://architecturenow.co.nz/articles/the-global-impact-of-biophilic-design-in-the-workplace/
NATURE POWERED BY TECHNOLOGY.
The Habitat Soundscaping software intelligently uses ceiling-mounted sensors to detect distracting speech, quantify its distractive power and dynamically adjust the natural sounds in the surrounding areas to allow conversations to happen organically while helping others stay focused.
CREATING CRYSTAL-CLEAR QUIET.
Another feature of the building is the dividing wall that mirrors the surface of a crystal. This shape is very effective at deflecting sound waves, helping reduce noise dramatically & improving concentration.
NO ECHOES. NO SCATTERED THINKING.
Practically every surface of the floors, ceilings, and walls is designed to dampen sound and minimize noise to enable collaboration and focus. Hard, shiny surfaces are used only when they're absolutely necessary because they tend to create echoes.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SMARTER WORKING AND WHAT PLANTRONICS HAS IMPLEMENTED TO IMPROVE WELL-BEING AND EFFICIENCY?
View all elements on our Smarter Working European Office