ROSH SILLARS there and added another piece.” Employees have taken to the new facility, Hammis said. “We were trying to go for a more open concept,” she said. “We had these six-foot high walls and we had these overhead bins. We were careful. We were going to be chang-ing their privacy level, their comfort level. We were careful not to go too low with our walls, that they’re still seated privately ... and they still have that voice privacy, but when you stand up you can see across the whole space. We have it very open.” With its high-top tables, booth seating and open area, the cafe has become an alter-native workspace for Yeo & Yeo employees. “You can go by there any time of day and see people having a team meeting,” Hammis said. “They bring their laptops and they con-verse. They have that ‘choose our area’ kind of space, as well as the lower wall that allows them to do that much easier right at that desk area. “For some of them, it’s very hard to go somewhere else. They need their three screens, their monitors. It’s hard to pick that up and go, but when they can, they do choose the area that works best for what they are doing.” The most sustainable building is one companies currently occupy, Herman Miller’s White said. Incremental adjustments often can be the best way to go. “Each of those can be isolated and be updated incrementally, so that’s how you make those incremental updates over time, which eventually builds this forward momentum,” White said. “If you look at this setting and you update it and look at that set-ting and update it, you start to break this cycle of the monolithic redesign, this notion of building from the ground up, and you acti-vate a mode of constant gradual evolution that grows and adapts in step with business or, better yet, as live workplace data becomes more and more a daily reality. “As we can begin to turn on more live data streams within the workplace, we can understand which discrete aspects of that workplace need to be updated and when. So that kind of describes this new dynamic of looking at the workplace and how you would make updates. I got some updates on where you would start once you started looking at the workplace experience as a series of inter-connected sequence of events.” Kyle Steiner, community director at WeWork, says delivering on a shared sense of support is key to what makes the shared space provider successful.