For the successful financial tech company, the primary goal was to create a more agile workplace that would help attract and retain top talent while catering to the diverse needs of its existing staff in Hong Kong.
The by-product of this transformation is a workplace that not only inspired employees to innovate and collaborate, it changed workforce behaviour to encourage an entrepreneurial culture and improved business performance.
The original concept focused on a young, energetic, yet value-driven dynamic, using bold colours and the firm’s corporate values as core motifs. Dealogic was also eager to infuse the space with elements of Hong Kong’s culture to highlight the heritage and location of its surroundings. Balancing health and wellness, the flexible spaces offer greenery, movement, and a variety of social activities to engage employees.
“This well-executed, agile and healthy workspace was a big factor in changing how our employees act, and it facilitates spontaneous and meaningful collaboration between all levels.”
– Joanne Hon, Head of Asia Pacific, Dealogic
Encouraging staff engagement
Engagement has been a pivotal part of the project. Passionate Dealogic employees attended workshops with designers to help define the requirements and functionality of the new workspace. Areas they were keen to improve, and in some cases, to create, included greenery, washrooms, a communal pantry area, and better opportunities to exercise.
“Engaging with M Moser helped us discover what we needed, and what we really wanted from our workplace. We care about our people, and want them to feel comfortable and inspired in the space they work in.”
– Vian Luk, APAC Head of HR, Dealogic
Increasing workplace mobility
By creating an agile core with a hub at the centre, M Moser’s engagement-led solution expanded the agile form without straying too far from the existing layout. Providing a comfortable balance between familiarity and flexibility for future-proofing was key to empower users with an adaptable choice about how they wanted to work. Every element of the office technology is wireless and this advanced integration allows employees to work from any chosen area.
Providing multifunctional space
The lounge provides a casual and sophisticated environment that is warm and welcoming on arrival. This area connects to the general collaboration space for town hall or corporate events. This is more than just a client space, as it serves as a multi-functional space that bring people together to work, meet or relax with social activities such as yoga classes, cross-training and more.
Evoking local culture
Showcasing Hong Kong’s skyline by recreating the city’s Star Ferry and by incorporating elements of local furniture add a strong sense of local culture to the end result. The local hanging chair-inspired swings provide a relaxed setting for deep thinking, collaboration and private conversations. With unique and playful features such as a Lego wall, electricity-generating bicycles to encourage movement and fitness and a ping-pong table in the boardroom, the space exemplifies a pioneering culture based on creativity, collaboration and fun.
Addressing employee wellness
Sustainability, staff health and wellness are core priorities for the space. The new office maximises natural light and offers height adjustable workstations, natural greenery, energy-saving lighting, healthy foods, rigorous air quality monitoring and exercise stations.
“Natural light, greenery and exercise features designed to the space, really help us to feel great.”
– Elaine Tsui, APAC Head of Relationship Sales, Trading & Research, Dealogic
Incorporating visual elements
The importance of visual elements to inspire and reinforce the message of the brand is addressed in the design. Featured details add a unique personality to the workplace, reflecting the values of both the brand and the business.
- Area 6,900 sq-ft
- Completion date 2017
- Location Hong Kong