In the business of simplifying how people work and enhancing how people live, Alight partners globally with 3,000 clients, impacting the lives of 23 million people and their families. A leading provider of benefits administration and cloud-based human capital solutions, Alight combines data-driven, consumer-centered technology with a people-centric customer experience. Alight sought a new workplace to reflect their values: Enable people to do their best work – in a simpler way – a more connected way – a more insightful way.
SSOE facilitated a discovery process that was key to understanding the varied work styles needed to meet the common goal of a team-work environment that would enable people to do their best work and strive for excellence every day. SSOE’s strategic design solution led Alight to reimagine their workplace, embrace a dramatic shift in culture, and design for the future.
The transformational new space breaks down hierarchical barriers by eliminating private offices and providing neighborhoods of open team-based space. A variety of communal spaces with touch down tables, soft seating, and integrated technology support team work and provide social connection for employees. The open work place is more efficient and reflective of the culture – sparking new possibilities, interaction, and collaboration between teams. Multiple heads-down spaces ranging in privacy levels and size provide for focused work, when needed.
The finish palette is energizing – mirroring Alight’s brand and corporate identity. The architecture reiterates this approach, including playful ceiling soffits and branded recessed lighting. The result is an emotional connection of people to brand, culture, and clients.