By: Janet H. Thomas, R.I.D. I’m truly a privileged person. I have the honor of working for a business owner who is passionate about our company, so passionate that she takes risks to make it be better every day. Earlier this year Jill wrote about the President’s program she attended at Aileron’s facility. I too have been to Aileron to participate in the Know Your Customer program and am deeply grateful for this experience. After my most recent visit, I’m still thinking about the Aileron campus. This Mission Critical Environment exists because the company pursues continuous improvement of its facilities and service offerings to support business critical needs. The 70,000 square foot building and surrounding grounds embodies Aileron’s mission of unleashing the potential of private business through professional management. Aileron further believes that it is Mission Critical to the success of their vision to raise the quality of life in America by providing an environment that reflects and supports their beliefs in every way. From the moment you enter the grounds a journey begins. A winding drive through indigenous wetland prairie brings you to the main entrance of the facility. There is a sense of place here that is immediate, expressed in a sensitive choice of materials, attention to detail and intelligent branding that tell the Aileron story and lead the way to the building on your own. Spatial orientation, function and flow inside and out is full spectrum, from working alone through large group gatherings. Aligning business needs to the facility has allowed continuous improvement in subtle shifts to provide a better experience to Aileron’s customers. LEED Gold certification reflects the passion to be sustainable, environmental stewards that take preserving the earth for future generations to heart. What are some key points to consider in crafting a Mission Critical environment?
- Does your space reflect your brand?
- Does your space support your mission and vision?
- Does your space provide a variety of environments that support myriad work processes and work styles?
- Is your space flexible enough to grow and change with your business critical needs?
- Does your space inspire You, Your Team, Your Customer?
- Does your space support being an environmental steward?