Read findings from focus groups on the consolidated downtown office building

Perkins + Will recently shared the findings from City employee focus groups on a consolidated downtown office building. The local architecture firm was hired to lead the City through a user-focused process to develop space requirements, a workplace approach and a pre-design report for the building.

Focus groups gathered information on 10 themes:

Click the links to read key findings from each theme.

The City Council recently authorized City staff to move forward with plans for the downtown office consolidation project, including securing a site. Learn more about the project at

Transition management

The consolidated office building provides new opportunities for all City employees as they either move to new spaces or partner with fellow employees in new environments. Leadership Development and Change Manager Kevin Anderson in Human Resources will work with departments to assess their unique needs and ensure employees can be as effective and successful as possible when the consolidated building opens. This transition management work is beginning now.

Transition management provides employees with the skills, attitudes and tools to be successful in the new workplace. It will allow employees do their jobs in the new environment, while transforming how we work and serve the public.

Transition management provides a manageable transition by creating a customized road map and addressing culture, education and engagement. It’s a proven approach that will help the City meets its objectives to better serve residents and attract and retain our workforce.

Published Mar 7, 2017



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