Indiana Hospital Association is a non-profit organization that serves as the professional trade association for 164 Hoosier hospitals. These members are either independent or a member of one of the 23 systems in the state. Membership includes hospitals, multi-hospital systems and community mental health centers. The mission of the IHA is to provide leadership, representation and services in the common best interests of its members as they promote the improvement of community health status. IHA’s primary responsibility is to represent the interests of hospitals in matters of public policy. IHA also provides members with education, communications and data collection services.
500 N meridian st | indianapolis, in
Square Footage: 10,000
Employee Count: 27
Year of Buildout: 2015
General Contractor: Compass Commercial Construction
Architect / Interiors: Parallel Design Group
How does your space drive productivity, collaboration and connectivity?
Connection is a major cornerstone of our work. In order to accomplish even some of the most basic of tasks, remaining connected and on the same page with one another is of the utmost importance. Moreover, collaboration would cease to exist without the ability to connect with fellow coworkers, either face-to-face or via email. However, productivity can become hindered if there is perhaps too much connection in an office space. Productivity is hard to achieve when there is too much sharing and not enough remoteness to complete tasks. The perfect medium of isolation and accessibility must be established. Enter our space, where connectivity meets functionality to provide an arena in which productivity is fostered on the individual and team level. Each desk space and private office is tailorable allowing employees to create an area in which they thrive best. Despite the more individual nature of the desk spaces and private offices, the open ceiling plan coupled with the shared spaces of the office, such as the café with its soft lightening and spacious floor plan along with the meeting rooms that provide ample space to encourage collaboration help to establish our space as a prime place to unite, work and ultimately thrive as an organization.
What is the one thing that is unforgettable when someone walks through your space?
Immediately one is struck by our inviting entryway. The tasteful wood detail is warm and welcoming. Contrasted by the blue, white and black colors of our brand, the wood detail sticks out creating a lasting impression on everyone who enters our space, reminding them of the hospitable nature of our organization.
How does your space tell your company’s story and reflect its brand?
Our space reflects our organizations great ability to work both humbly in isolation with our private office rooms and desk spaces, and work earnestly in visibility with our glass walls, open ceiling plans and spacious, shared areas. We exist as a leader, as an advocate and as a representative of the common best interest of those whom we serve. Sometimes that means working behind closed doors, seeing to what needs to be done quietly for the Hoosier state and its hospitals. Other times that means being boisterous to ensure we’re being heard. The ability our space has to be both private and open speaks to our organization same ability.
How does your space engage your employee base?
The warm environment of our office that has been established thanks to the space’s open design plan engages us all each day. One never feels withdrawn here, we are able to work as individuals yet cohesively as a whole because of the engaging essence of our space.