Success is elastic: ask ten people to explain it and you will hear ten definitions. Words like progress, accomplishment, dollars, and impact all play a part in describing success, along with creativity, innovation and sweat equity. But in business, the bottom line is results. The challenge to companies today is to achieve those results in highly competitive arenas where even the environmental impact of an initiative is publicly scrutinized. Lately, a few local companies have met that challenge with remarkable agility and fabulous results.
Imagine having the freedom at work to choose for yourself when, where and how you achieve results. At global medical device manufacturer American Medical Systems (AMS), the vision was to facilitate success by altering the working landscape both physically and emotionally. AMS looked at ways employees utilized both their personal workspace and the wide range of communication tools available today and developed “Lifeworks,” a transformation that will likely be a model for corporate workspaces going forward.