USM: Office Affairs.

How to design the future workplaces to reflect global trends? The effective USM’s answer is Office Affairs, a project developed in collaboration with Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. On the occasion of Orgatec, USM implements a real Connectec Office at Dock.One in Cologne: part of the USM team will be able to work live on-site there and some showrooms will be networked through various different channels.

The project is focused on some mega-trends like: sustainable resource-efficient economies, meeting the needs of multiple generations and digital living. However, the answer is not just theoretical: USM management and employees have decided to shift part of their administration to Cologne, occupying over 1000 sqm of exhibiting space at Dock.One to show a living future-oriented workplace.
The responsible use of resources requires some rethinking as well as the new technologies, for this reason the site will be supplied with power via an off-grid solution by MultiCon Solar AG; visitors will also use a shuttle service to and from Orgatec with the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid.
The topic of Multi-Generational Office will be sponsored by the Deutsche Post’s All-You-Need Service and by fitness coach Jan Wiedenbach.
The USM’s Connected Office makes Smart Working possible showing different branches and their employees networked with one another by  technologies without setting up in-person meetings. However, video conferencing, home offices and hotel-based workplaces create demands for new furniture and technologically intelligent solutions that can easily be adapted to individual needs.
In addition to the evergreen USM Haller modular system, the Swiss company will launch newly developed products the first mechanically height-adjustable desk without a gas pressure spring, Kitos M and USM Privacy Panel.
Title event: Office Affairs
The New Yorker | DOCK.ONE Hafenstraße 1, 51063 Colonia
When: October 20th to 22nd (8 am to 9 pm)



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