Midas Office Walkthrough
As of 2013, Midas boasts a newly renovated office that fully embodies both their mission and image as the premier office design firm in Japan. From the layout to the appearance, to the actual functional elements of the office, Midas has truly accomplished an office ideal, and now it is time to share it with Japan and the world.
“Rather than simple renovation, the office is given new life entirely”
This is what Midas has accomplished with their office rebirth, and what they hope to accomplish for all of their clients, and truly change the traditional and stale dynamic of the Japanese workplace.
Before the actual physical renovation began, Midas had laid out their design principles in a comprehensive list:
Community- To bring employees together with less barriers between departments.
Collaboration- Concrete areas to collaborate, even spontaneously.
Interactivity- Cross-department ideas/implementation.
Nomad Work- The ability to utilize smart technology and wifi to bring your work anywhere.
Free Address- Free seating in the office to reduce traditional rigidity.
Innovation in Work Methods- New angles to approach work from, rather than just a cubicle.
The results of the office transformation; the following areas all saw increases:
Information sharing on customer needs
Concern with company achievement
Quick decision making
Freedom to choose work method
Transmission of specialized abilities
Support for innovation
Concern with company improvement
So how are these “improvements” embodied in the new Midas office? What brought them to life?
A multi-purpose collaboration space, open at all times of the day. The subtle and stylistic elements encourage fundamental thinking from the ground up, as after all, Midas is in the field of creation.
The “forum” area of the office near the entrance gives the option for free and open discussion with clients, or between employees. The white spaces lining the roof are actual projector screens that can be pulled down to dissect the room according to needs, and can also keep temperature contained. The Polar Bear of course gives a slight impression of home.