Employees at Zurich Insurance are crowdsourcing the design of their new offices: 

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 2.23.41 PM“O’Brien, who works in Zurich’s North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., near Chicago, was involved in the company’s novel effort to redesign its office space. Rather than rely on architects and designers to guess what kind office layout would help employees get the most work done with the least friction, the insurer turned to the 2,500 people in its present headquarters for answers.

“We’re a data-driven organization,” explains Jennifer Kyung, who’s in charge of the project. “So we wanted to eliminate as many biases as possible from the data.”

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Fortune, “Ditching the Cubicle Can Boost Productivity,” January 7, 2015