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In May 2017, Motorola Solutions began a new journey, following the setting up of its new APAC regional headquarters located in Mapletree Business City, Singapore. Designed with a similar open, modern feel as its corporate headquarters in Chicago, the Singapore facility spans 21,000 square feet for over 200 employees from more than 15 nationalities, with the majority representing regional sales and services teams.
Speaking to Human Resources, Charlene Tan, Asia Pacific human resources director of Motorola Solutions, said: “With colleagues from around the world, the Singapore office is a true replica of diversity and inclusion, one of our key corporate values at Motorola Solutions.”
Digging deeper, Tan explained how Motorola Solutions’ new office mirrors the inherent innovation of the company, getting the creative juices of employees to flow.
Q How does creating an innovative and interactive workplace help with the company culture?
As a high-tech company with a global history of 89 years, innovation is inscribed in our DNA. By featuring our brand story across the walls of the new office, we hope that the office environment will further inspire our employees to take pride in telling visitors about the work they do everyday – helping technology to make a difference to people’s’ daily lives in moments that matter.
Q Does having an engaging office space help improve productivity, and why?
A modern workplace environment will help enhance brand perception, attract next generation talent, and further elevate the energy and engagement of our Singapore teams as we continue to transform and grow our regional business.
With a choice of different working areas ranging from “cushioned cubes”, high tables, technology-infused meeting rooms to flexible working arrangements for mobile workers, employees can choose from a variety of options for discussions, brainstorming sessions as well as regional e-meetings.
The new space also includes drop-in workspaces and conferencing space to showcase customer demos. Fresh and interactive workspaces will create a positive experience for all Motorola Solutions employees, customers and partners who visit, helping to bring new energy to the business.
Without a doubt, open collaborative spaces will help ignite innovation, allowing creative sparks to fly in this vibrant and modern setting, worthy of our regional headquarters status, and befitting of the innovative solutions the company is delivering every day.
Q What advice would you give other companies that are planning on redecorating their offices?
At Motorola Solutions, the team is constantly striving to better understand end user needs and to customise its solutions. In the same way, the most important thing when redecorating offices is to take into consideration the user-friendliness aspect, and tailor the environment to employee needs, Tan shared.
“I would also encourage companies redecorating their offices to think about their branding, about the image they would like to portray externally. At the end of the day, the office space resembles a business card, providing the first impression for visitors when they visit a new company,” she concluded.
Photos / Motorola Solutions