The vision became reality this summer! A new work environment on Hock’s 9th floor has been developed that encourages collaboration and provides additional work space for team members. The original space had high-walled, mud-brown cubes that blocked natural light, resulting in dark and confined workspace. The new floor plan is open and bright with several short-walled cubicles, mobile work stations, work tables, and an open conference space. There are whiteboards and comfortable seating throughout the space, which facilitate impromptu meetings and discussions among collaborators.
The 9th floor is populated by faculty and staff in the Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI), the Office of Research Informatics (ORI), the Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR), and the Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI) MURDOCK Informatics team. The goal for developing the open space is to nurture a positive work culture that is enjoyable, will increase inspiration, improve productivity, and make happy Duke employees!