The fast food giant overhauled its corporate headquarters into a smart, connected workspace, built to attract and retain top talent.
“A transformational project” for employees
Company positioned as a smart workplace thought leader
HQ Smart Workplace mobile app
To elevate its brand, transform the work experience for current employees, and attract and retain top talent, McDonald's sought to completely reimagine their corporate headquarters. The company’s vision was a smart workplace, one that included an enhanced, vibrant employee experience, a more agile workplace, and improved employee productivity and satisfaction — a vision that ultimately led them to relocate their longtime headquarters from the suburban outskirts of Chicago to the city’s bustling downtown.
Their smart building journey began with defining the smart features and functionality they desired and developing a master plan for the new headquarters. Together we worked to select and implement the smart building technologies that would improve user experience, provide real time occupancy and utilization data, and reduce energy and maintenance costs. This included integrated resource booking, indoor positioning, personalized environmental controls, lighting controls, a supervisory control and monitoring platform, and a workplace mobile app for all employees and visitors.
Employees at the new smart building headquarters say they are more collaborative and productive and that they have enhanced work satisfaction. The new smart building has contributed to this client’s talent attraction and retention goals, energy, and sustainability objectives, and has positioned them as a leader in deploying high-tech smart workplace applications. In addition, their new downtown location has set them up for future success by positioning them as a smart workplace thought leader with a stronger, more visible reflection of their brand and image.