1.11B How Facilities Help Drive Culture and Employee Engagement
Thursday, October 4, 2018 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Venue: Charlotte Convention Center - West Wing
Room: 208A
Dates: October 4, 2018 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM CST
To keep up with the competition, companies must change the way they work and focus on the employee experience. Allstate, an 89-year-old insurance company, confirmed this by opening its first innovation hub in downtown Chicago in May of 2016. By creating a space in the Merchandise Mart, a prime location and evolving tech hub, Allstate was able to try something new. A relaxed dress code, an agile environment and the opportunity to share learning experiences were some of the ways Allstate, and its subsidiary telematics company, Arity, has been able to attract and retain the industry’s best talent. We could not have done this without designing a space that allowed for open seating, collaborative spaces and configurable training rooms, among other amenities. We will present the goals for opening this office in May of 2016. How we went from 125 employees to over 800 in under two years. How we keep iterating on what works to further drive the creation of cutting-edge products. And, how these efforts have been so successful, our office doubled its footprint earlier this year.

200 level
Kelly Duff, Happiness Guru (Employee Engagament Team Lead), Allstate Insurance