RHI Magnesita Celebrates First Anniversary, Opens New Headquarters
After 12 months of working on a new common corporate culture, RHI Magnesita has also tackled the relocation of its headquarters to a new office complex.
RHI Magnesita recently celebrated its first birthday, as well as the opening of its new headquarters in the EURO PLAZA in Vienna’s 12th district. After 12 months of working on a new common corporate culture, the company has also tackled the relocation of its headquarters to a new office complex.
The new headquarters accommodates 460 workplaces in 7,600 sq m and more than three floors. According to RHI Magnesita, the concept of the office is based on the company’s guiding principles: it is customer focused and innovative, promotes open decision making and enables cross-functional, collaborative and pragmatic operation.
“We have chosen an open office concept offering versatile space,” said Stefan Rathausky, senior vice president of Corporate Communications & Strategic Marketing. “The open architecture supports short paths and a quick exchange of views in between.”
The company did not opt for the typical open-plan office, but rather for open team zones for each department. “Before, I was separated from my colleagues through doors and walls; now it is easier for all of us to notice what is going on within the team,” said Rathausky.
In addition to 20 classic meeting rooms, the new office complex also offers 30 meeting boxes, 38 telephone boxes with special sound insulation, and four creative project rooms with special digital work surface hubs and inspiring, flexible furniture as retreats for working. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and multifaceted visualization options, from a video conference tool to writable walls. The employees’ individual workplaces also reportedly represent an improvement, providing lockable storage space and height-adjustable desks.
“We offer the right environment for any work situation,” said Michael Frühwald, head of Facility Management & Infrastructure Vienna, who is responsible for the project management of the relocation. “The fact that our employees do not have to sit all day but also have the possibility to work standing up is beneficial for their health.”
Additional information is available at www.rhimagnesita.com.