Kimball International Introduces Creating Places to Belong Initiative
Kimball International knows that creating a place where employees feel like they belong is more than providing a workspace. It’s about connecting to a greater purpose and supporting individual needs. Their Creating Places to Belong initiative reflects on their belief that it’s essential to create environments where each employee feels valued.
Through research, conversations with customers, and even a reflection on their own journey around what it takes to create a welcoming environment, Kimball International has developed a robust microsite and interactive playbook sharing their point of view. Creating Places to Belong is a collection of tools, insights, personal stories, conversations, and inspiration.
“As employers, we know that we are providing something much more than a workspace,” said Kourtney Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Kimball International. “We are really providing places for people to belong.”
Through this multi-media rich offering, including data-driven insights, personal video interviews, and inspiring solution suggestions, Creating Places to Belong gives an honest and thoughtful look at how Kimball International found their path forward into a new and often complicated way of working.
The research and insights that Kimball International conducted led to one clear point – the right spaces create connections. Whether the task at hand is collaborative or more of a solo situation, a mix of environments can support users how and where they need to be supported. It’s about balancing hybrid environments, prioritizing flexibility, focusing on inclusion and belonging, and supporting overall health and well-being. It takes all of these elements working together to create a thriving work environment.
About Kimball International
Kimball International is a leading omnichannel commercial furnishings company with deep expertise in the Workplace, Health, and Hospitality markets. We combine our bold entrepreneurial spirit, a history of craftsmanship, and today’s design driven thinking alongside a commitment to our culture of caring and lasting connections with our customers, shareholders, employees, and communities. For over 70 years, our brands have seized opportunities to customize solutions into personalized experiences, turning ordinary spaces into meaningful places. Our family of brands includes Kimball, National, Etc., Interwoven, Kimball Hospitality, D’style, and Poppin. Kimball International is based in Jasper, Indiana.