Koch expansion nears completion

Koch Industries (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – If you look at Koch’s 10 guiding principles, they don’t seem surprising.

Integrity, respect, humility, knowledge and the list goes on and on.

None of the principles are embodied so much in their newest facility than change.

“What works today may not work in the future, so with the flexibility to have movable wall systems, furniture systems that we can move, we can reconfigure and change things pretty quickly and pretty easily,” said Craig Highfill, Koch Industries.

Flexible, movable and interactive are all words that can be used to describe the new workspace designed to keep up with the changing times.

Officials say they got input from the younger workers at Koch, all the way down to the interns as they put together the newest addition.

While Koch officials won’t say which divisions will be filling the desks, they will have a work environment geared to today’s technology.

“We’re really trying to get ways to attract and retain different talent. People work differently today with mobile phones, tablets, people actually work a lot different from they did in the past so they’re not head down focused, they like to get together and collaborate and work on projects together,” added Highfill.

The building can hold up to 885 people with more than 650 people will move in by mid-July.

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