New office design focuses on how people work, not where they sit – media tours available
TORONTO, June 27, 2017 /CNW/ - EY's Toronto office just stepped into a completely reimagined workplace in the new EY Tower, located at 100 Adelaide St. West. The new space welcomed EY people with floor-to-ceiling windows, sit-to-stand desks and six different workspaces to choose from – all designed to be flexible, fluid and focused on how people work best.
"Our new space offers a more modern, sleek look with lots of natural light – but it's about much more than esthetics," says Stephen Shea, EY Canada's Managing Partner, Talent. "It's about adapting it to the way our people work, creating the ability for more natural collaboration and learning."
The new design, dubbed EY@Work, empowers everyone to change their workspace as necessary. Depending on their schedule, someone could sit in a virtual collaboration room working with colleagues in other locations across the country – or the world – and then move to a private (just in time) room to take a confidential call. For brainstorming or team work, there are a variety of inviting seating arrangements in all corners and nooks of the office, offering a relaxed atmosphere to spur creativity.
"EY's purpose of building a better working world was the driving force behind all these moves," notes Shea. "We know that if we empower our people with flexibility, advanced technology and collaboration tools, they'll be in an even better position to offer exceptional client service."
To date, EY@Work has been implemented in 84 EY offices globally and more are coming soon. In Canada, Halifax and St. John's moved to EY@Work in 2014, Edmonton moved in January 2016 and Calgary opened its doors in April 2016. Montreal will make the transition in 2018.
Let us show you around – media tours of the EY Tower are available upon request.
Stay tuned for more
As EY settles into the new space, the firm continues to work towards its purpose of building a better working world, in part by empowering EY people with flexibility and collaboration opportunities.
- EY has added jeans to the dress code, giving employees more choice and comfort.
- The first EY wavespace™ in Canada is set to open later this year. It'll bring multi-disciplinary talents and experience in artificial intelligence, robotics process automation (RPA), blockchain, data analytics, cybersecurity and more.
- Advanced technology continues to be a priority – EY's investing in AI through the Vector Institute, an independent, non-profit research centre specifically focused on deep learning and machine learning through AI.
Stay tuned for more as we constantly work to be better equipped to ask better questions and explore innovative ideas.
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