Using its Integrated Operating Environment (IOE) process, OPX aligned Womble Carlyle‘s people, tools and place to develop an innovative workplace solution.
In the client’s words, “Our pioneering design consultant … led (and sometimes dragged) us through this unique visioning process, using proprietary software and design approaches focused on our specific needs and customized to maximize the services we offer. [OPX’s] focus on the creation of an integrated operating environment truly brought us to new vistas.” — Pam Rothenberg, Managing Partner
The results, again in the client’s words, were rewarding:
“[OPX] designed and built a forward-looking law firm that empowers us to work together more effectively, efficiently and collaboratively, and positions our professionals to drive greater value to our clients. And, if that were not enough, we saved our firm millions of dollars in prospective occupancy costs as a result.
“Our resulting vision of the ‘law firm of the future’ turned the legacy space we had inhabited for the previous ten years on its head. We discovered and integrated operating efficiency into our new offices that we have never previously considered to be possible. Our innovative, for a law firm, light-filled space empowers us to collaborate with our clients and each other in unparalleled ways and compellingly increases our working effectiveness. We created office space that is easily adaptable, enabling us, in a sustainable way, to accommodate both anticipated and unanticipated changes in our industry and the ways we serve our clients.
“By setting our goals so high and then patiently working our way through the ‘process of change,’ we cracked the code on leading professionals through a significant transformation. For the other offices within our firm, we not only set a new precedent for office design, but also confirmed that innovative change in a law firm (is not an oxymoron) is achievable. And, of vital importance to many, by virtue of this process, we saved our firm staggering amounts of money.
“Every single attorney and member of our senior professional staff now sits in exactly the same size office – we simply blew away the distinction between partners and associates. I was often terrified that I would face a massive rebellion after we moved in, but instead my outstanding colleagues adapted beautifully to our transformed office environment. To speak with them now, you would think that they had always lived in the new offices they currently occupy.”
"Working with OPX and its visioning, strategy and design process for our new Washington office was one of the most productive, effective and engaging programs I have had the privilege to participate in as a law firm leader."
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