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Office Space: Ey’s Workplace of the Future Plays Musical Chairs—With More Than Chairs

August 17th, 2015
Julie France, Columbus CEO

EY brings innovative office space to Nationwide Realty Investor’s Grandview Yard

Standing desks have been knocked down to their seats by EY. The accounting firm makes the standing desk option look not so grand by playing a game of “16 ways to work” where employees have the option of standing, chair and wavy desks, benches, barstools, couches, treadmills, bikes and more to get their work done for the day.

But seating is not the biggest change for EY in its move to Grandview Yard from the Huntington Center.

The game changer is that employees, including partners, don’t have assigned desks, resulting in a new workplace dynamic everyday as workers grab a spot to work on a first-come, first-served basis or by reservations using a kiosk, app or touch screen. Reservations can be made for up to two weeks at a time. The only employees to have desks of their own are six administrative assistants, three employees in creative service and one receptionist.


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