Designing a fully functioning office space for a team of more than 10 people isn’t always easy, but Megan Lewis of Kittleman & Associates, a recruitment firm that places executives at non-profits, rose to the challenge to create an inviting space for her colleagues.
“When we first moved into the space, my coworkers asked me if I would help them design the space to be more welcoming and inviting. We work with a certain clientele and our space needed to reflect that,” Lewis says, after Kittleman chose Work Better Willis Tower for their Chicago cowering space.
“I don’t have any formal training in interior design, but my mom was an interior designer, so I grew up around that.”
When trying to build out their space, Megan worked with the Work Better team to ensure their suites were laid out in a way that maximized the space for the team, utilizing two three-office suites located next to each other to house their team.
“I wanted each office to match the personalities of the people working in the space, so we spent a lot of time looking at different pieces to ensure we got what they wanted, but what also worked for the brand.”
In an effort to make the space feel more like home, they added the company name, logo, and founder’s photo on the wall in what is considered their entryway to the suite.
“We also used paintings and photos throughout our space that were given to us by the organizations with which we’ve placed executives as leadership. That gives it a little bit more special of a meaning.”
At the end of the day, Megan said she just wanted the place to be inviting. “You get into some of these office spaces at other companies and they’re stale and cold. We like Work Better because that’s not the case, and adding decor to our space helped reinforce that.
Additionally, Megan said that the Work Better team was very helpful in getting the space ready for their team to move in. “The Work Better team came in and hung the photos for me and helped me rearrange the furniture to ensure we got the space just perfect. They were really very helpful.” Work Better encourages members to make the space their own, and this is certainly a case of enhancing the space to fit the needs of the business.