To accommodate changing demands, Unum, the nation’s largest disability insurer, teamed up with Gensler to explore an in-depth, holistic look at its workplace portfolio and implement a complete overhaul of work and amenity space. The result is a shift from an outdated workplace to an innovative campus, located in Portland, Maine, positioned for the future through improvements to its spatial layout, technology, and community policies.
Unum’s new workplace strategy has served as a transformational time machine, allowing the organization to accelerate impending real estate costs into a catalyst for cultural transformation. A post-occupancy survey shows that collaboration has increased by 15% among Unum’s colleagues since implementing the new strategy and workplace design. The positive impact has monetized the insurance company’s real estate portfolio and served as a recruitment tool for attracting top talent while remaining agile for future change.