Goodwill Industries

Johnston, IA

Goodwill Industries, Pigott, Des Moines Iowa, Herman Miller, Office Furniture, Commercial Design, Caper Chair, Meeting Space

Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa provides individuals with the opportunity to improve their quality of life through skills training and assistance in seeking employment. Behind the services that Goodwill provides are many devoted staff members. As programs expanded, staff increased - as did the need for a larger headquarters in the Des Moines area, outfitted with a budget in mind.

Goodwill’s original space was created without a true standard, using various desking, seating, and storage solutions. Overtime, maintenance and upkeep of the product became a problem. In their new space, it was key to have a standardized kit of parts, providing a flexible, ergonomic solution that would help employees thrive at work. Moving to a new space meant the opportunity to not only refresh the design and furnishings, but also to rethink storage and filing solutions. All of these factors left Goodwill with a unique opportunity to create a space that worked harder for them, providing cost effective, flexible spaces that offer choice and variety.

Celle and Sayl task chairs were utilized to provide a more supportive and ergonomic sit for employees. Various learning opportunities helped employees prepare for the move process, such as a storage and organization presentation on how to effectively organize their spaces. A concierge move-in service provided by the Pigott staff helped team members learn the ergonomic features of their new task chairs and introduced them to the various elements of their new workstations. Incorporating a change management program into the transition provided the opportunity for employees to ask questions and learn about the benefits of their new space.

Ultimately, Goodwill Industries was provided with a space that reflects the function, brand and image that they uphold in the local community.