With a transformative business strategy focused on activity based working, MMC chose their Sydney office as the first location to become a Smart Office, with eight global locations, including Wellington and Brisbane, set to follow suit.
The goal was to reduce their 18,000sqm office to 9,300sqm while making it a more efficient and productive space for their 1,000 employees. For MMC, it was not a real estate decision to move office spaces, but a conscious choice to adopt an agile working culture and transform their workplace environment for the better.
Essential elements requiring new technology solutions included teamwork, planning, communication, trust, and interconnection. A primary objective was to create a collaborative work space that would be as applicable today as it would 12 years from now, so having an eye on the future would be critical to its success.
With only eight months for the business and project team to initiate the design development stage, and not enough lead time for on-site testing, the challenge was to make the right technology decisions early.