Improving employee happiness with additional workspaces
Postmates transforms the way goods move about cities by enabling anything to be delivered on-demand. Their local couriers can deliver anything from any store or restaurant in minutes! Postmates also encourages communities to shop local, changing their economic landscape while encouraging local businesses to offer delivery services. We had a chance to chat with Annie Wu, Sr. Director of Engagement & Culture at Postmates San Francisco – an office of almost 400 employees!
“From the design, cost-efficiency and sustainability perspective, the decision to use Framery as a staple in our workplace design has been a no-brainer.”
Like most rapidly growing companies, Postmates’ conference room shortage was quite problematic at the beginning. Wu couldn’t build any additional space nor rooms, but she could buy them (and even take that investment with her into their next office)! This was the first step toward a functional workplace – and space. “When I encountered the Framery O, I was blown away by the quality of construction and chic aesthetic. It felt very neutral and wouldn’t compete with other elements in our office,” says Wu. “We were able to move all 1:1s out of conference rooms and into Framery products, allowing our larger [conference] rooms to be utilized to their maximum for larger team meetings. From the design, cost-efficiency and sustainability perspective, the decision to use Framery as a staple in our workplace design has been a no-brainer,” Wu states.
In order to promote creativity and avoid a stagnant environment, Postmates purchased modular and neutral furniture solutions. Wu and her team also run floor resets every quarter to create new combinations of work and rest areas in the office. “Creativity needs fuel and the flexibility of possibilities that Framery offers us keeps my team sharp and agile,” tells Wu.
“The booths have become a safe haven for focused work!”
And how can the benefits of Framery pods be seen in the well-being of Postmates’ staff? It’s simple.
“We have noted employees have been using the pods to offset environmental fatigue, as we have an open office layout, and so the booths have become a safe haven for focused work!” tells Wu. This realization has allowed Wu and her team to adjust and design additional workspaces that guarantee concentration, improving employees’ health, productivity, and most of all – happiness.