Collaboration and communication are hallmarks of Chris Boerner's leadership style. So when Boerner was asked more than two years ago to help design the open layout for the Princeton Pike office that many of his team members would work in, it was an opportunity to literally remove walls and ensure the space would help drive innovation and results.
He also wanted the space to be a place where employees would come to the office every day inspired to work for patients.
"It's exceeded our expectations," Boerner says of the central New Jersey space that opened last November. "The intention here, as with the broader company Transformation, was to enable teams to move faster and do their best work to deliver for patients. The new space exemplifies the company Bristol Myers Squibb is becoming."
With far fewer private offices, an abundance of natural light, multipurpose workspaces and designated lounge areas, the Princeton Pike site feels bold and unexpected compared with more traditional, older office arrangements. The site is home to several teams, including U.S. Commercial, Research & Development, Global Business Operations, Legal, Information Technology and more.
Here are five ways, according to Boerner, that the open design is transforming the way Bristol Myers Squibb teams work: