CBIA BizCast: Designing a New Workplace
CBIA’s BizCast team speaks with Robinson + Cole LLP managing partner Rhonda Tobin about the firm’s plans to move its downtown Hartford office to a new location in the city.
The firm announced it will be moving to One State Street, known as the Hartford Steam Boiler building, last month.
Tobin said planning for the move was in the works since before the pandemic, but COVID issues reshaped some design decisions.
“Our top mission is to deliver outstanding client service, and the way that we do that is to recruit and retain the best talent,” Tobin said.
“A lot of what is driving us now is really looking for what kind of experience do people want to have when they come into the office and what can we offer to people that they can’t find at home.”
While privacy plays an impact in the design because of the nature of their work, Tobin hopes to create a space where attorneys are encouraged to collaborate and socialize with others when time allows.
“We’re really just trying to talk about getting people out of their offices and interacting with each other as much as we can, which we really think will breed a lot of collaboration, also a lot of mentorship.”
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