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The workplace is the core of a world-class employee experience. The space design plus technology and services offered drive the experience while reflecting our cultural norms and behaviors. IBM employees can do their best work for and with clients in a living showcase of our brand, technology and ethos. The key tenets outlined here help evolve every IBM workplace toward this purposeful destination.

Workplace evolution

The experience must evolve towards a purposeful agile destination. In the past, our spaces focused primarily on assigned individual seating, with the assumption that most employees would be in the office 4—5 days per week.

The new IBM workplace serves as a destination for IBM teams, enabling socialization and collaboration while still supporting individual work.

graphic showing the evolution of space allocation by use in IBM workplaces


Every IBM workplace strives to build an exceptional experience by addressing the core drivers shown here.

Flexible functionality

Spaces informed and defined by IBM employees cater to the activities and needs of diverse users in a hybrid co-location model. It also means we can reconfigure space at speed.

Agility in everything

With agility at the heart of what we do, purposeful destinations empower IBM employees and clients to connect and create through personalized, frictionless digital experiences—regardless of location.

Equitable experience

Sustainability and wellness are inherently infused throughout the journey with purposeful technology integration that enables equitable employee experiences.

Outside our walls

The workplace experience now extends beyond our traditional office—to homes and other locations. To that end, we invite IBM employees to bring their whole selves to work. Our workplaces should celebrate our employees and the work they do both in and beyond our workplaces.

IBM volunteers help with natural disaster clean up

Help change the world.

IBM employees celebrate diversity

Thrive in an inclusive environment.

IBM employees are always learning

Learn and grow your career.

Be Equal

IBM is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all our employees. Be Equal® is a series of employee affinity groups that drive systematic improvement for people in every community. Find more information on Be Equal here.

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