Asia's most effective workspaces: Microsoft (Hong Kong)

Microsoft Hong Kong's completely function-based workspace is what got it onto our effective workplace design list.

Microsoft (Hong Kong)

Employees - Around 380

Designed by - M Moser

Microsoft’s Hong Kong hub, a centrepiece of the futuristic Cyberport business park, is designed to have employees collaborating from the moment they step in. There are no individual workspaces. Rather, the company is aiming for a “neighbourhood” feel, where everybody is on hand to help each other out – whether that is in any of the function-based workplaces, the massage chairs, or even at one of the dedicated cafés.

Highlights

  • Function-based workplaces
  • Work desks equipped with large monitors and ergonomic keyboards
  • Full-service cafés on-site

So what?

  • Open-plan layout gives staff the inspiration to build communities
  • Higher collaboration levels enhance both innovation and productivity

They say:

“Our new ways of working include collaborative hubs which facilitate teamwork and brainstorming; open plan design with no dedicated seats; blackboards to promote ideas generation.

We recognise the important relationship between human performance and wellbeing, and the environment around them. When designing the new office, we were thoughtful about factors such as daylight, colour, ergonomic designs, organic materials, furniture, views and collaborative presence.” 

- Maria Hui, HR Director Of Microsoft Hong Kong

 

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