As part of the mandate to make work-life simple, productive and most importantly, enjoyable for Sodexo staff, the workplace is designed with a focus on lifestyle, supported by a broad range of furnishings and settings to suit activity-based working. Center to this space is Xchange, a café-style environment which occupies one-third of the APAC House, providing both socialising opportunities and quiet focus spots to suit all working styles.
Designed with input from employees, French food services and facilities management company Sodexo’s APAC House is a balanced combination of ‘hardware’ (smart technologies) and ‘heartware’ (fun and flexible working arrangements) to improve every employee’s quality of life.
Strategically positioned in the meandering main thoroughfare of the 10,000 sqft space, Xchange sets a relaxed tone for the rest of the space. User comfort and wellness are further emphasised through the maximisation of natural light and a dynamic seating plan, where a variety of work options include sitting or standing at height-adjustable desks, or retreating into soundproof phone booths. The smart office drives productivity through the use of digital innovations that seamlessly engineer technology into the space, offering novel solutions that save energy, optimise space and improve wellbeing.
On top of this, Sodexo offers easy access to balanced meals through the firm’s automated RFID smart kiosk and a Smart Chef mobile app that allows stuff to peruse the menu and easily purchase their meals and beverages. It all comes together to showcase Sodexo’s leading position in Quality of Life services, demonstrating workplace innovation as well as an enduring commitment to social and environmental sustainability.