November 14, 2016

National and Gensler Release White Paper About Designing Headquarters

National Office Furniture released a White Paper about the process of designing and outfitting their new Corporate Headquarters. National partnered with Gensler, a global research-based design firm, to develop a Pre-Occupancy Survey and a Post-Occupancy Survey to gather metrics on how employees felt in their current workplace, the criticality of various work styles, and suggestions for workplace improvement.

The results from the Pre-Occupancy survey helped positon National for an effective design of their new Headquarters. The Post-Occupancy survey, conducted after move-in, measured employee satisfaction with their new location and furniture solutions.

National’s overall Workplace Performance Index (WPI) score improved 8 points, placing it among the highest performing companies in its industry. This score is a testament to the collaboration between Gensler and National and the extensive development and execution of a clear and effective design strategy.

To learn more about the specific findings, you can find the White Paper at under the About Us section, in Our Headquarters.