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Our Shared Workplace

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One of the core guiding principles in building Stanford Redwood City is to promote a healthy and sustainable campus.

We embrace this principle by designing our workspaces to support:

  • Future growth: The floor plans in our new workspace are designed to be flexible. As departments grow and change, the workspace can easily adapt to accommodate whole new groups that move with minimal disruption and little downtime.
  • Varied work styles: Early survey and focus group data indicated employees spend 53% of their time on focused work and 47% in planned or impromptu meetings. Our new workspace provides you the mobility and variation to accommodate both heads down and collaborative work.
  • Wellness: Large windows provide natural light, workstations include sit-stand desks and the workspace design promotes movement -- all in support of your wellness.
  • Community and collaboration: While not everyone’s work requires collaboration, the workspace design encourages it and promotes a sense of community. From soft seating and open lounges to building plazas and communal kitchens, you’ll have an opportunity to meet and connect with more of your colleagues.
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Key steps to follow when sharing a workspace

Flexible Office Etiquette

Noise can carry – modulate your voice both at your desk area and as you move throughout the floor(s).  Use phone booths or meeting rooms for confidential face-to-face or extended phone conversations.  Refrain from using speaker phones or having conference calls in the open workplace.  Utilize the water points, plaza, café seating indoor or out for your meals when smells may linger.  Be mindful of strong scents and perfumes.  Your colleagues may have allergies.  Dispose of all organic waste at the water points or plaza.

Campus guidelines for a safe and healthy workplace

Operational Do's and Don'ts

This guide highlights operational DO'S and DON'TS.  For example, DO... Have your ID badge visible at all times.  DON'T... Prop open doors to stairwell landings and other fire doors, or DON'T… Allow tailgaters to enter secure buildings without seeing proper ID.

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Tips for Stanford managers and staff

Working Flexibly Guide

This guide includes options that are in current use, tips for effectiveness, tips to maintain relationships, and more.

location of bambi on campus map
Located at 320 Panama Street, Stanford, CA 94305

Stanford Redwood City Business Center at Bambi

The Bambi modular is a touchdown space for Stanford Redwood City employees to work when visiting the main campus for events, in-person meetings and other professional activities.

newark alternative worksite
Located at 8424 Central Avenue in Newark, CA 94560

Newark HUB

The 10,000 square foot, Stanford-owned office space provides a mix of reservable and drop-in workstations for benefits-eligible employees located in the East Bay and beyond. The space is in support of the university’s flexible work initiative, in addition to mitigating critical issues such as affordable housing and commute times in the Bay Area.