While designing the new office space at the Metropolis in Singapore, the Procter & Gamble (P&G) team placed diversity and inclusion at the top of its list.
In Singapore, the company is represented by 45 nationalities, with their diverse thinking styles, cultures and backgrounds.
The focus on diversity has brought out an array of working spaces in the office’s six floors, catering to every kind of employee to allow them to perform at their peak.
“We believe in bringing together individuals from different backgrounds, cultures, working and thinking styles to drive our innovation,” said Damon Jones, P&G’s Asia communications director.
“With such a diverse workforce, we recognised the importance of providing our employees with the freedom and flexibility to be where they need to get the type of work done at their best.”
A piece of advice Jones has for other companies planning to redecorate their office is to involve employees during the process of planning and designing.
To create a P&G workspace to enable employees to work however and wherever they wanted, the company conducted an internal survey to find out what employees wanted and needed in their ideal workplace.
“We worked with a group of internal and external experts in design, engineering, and technology, among others, in order to design a work environment that maximises our employees’ unique strengths and work styles.”