Flexibility at Work: Iron Mountain – A Case Study on Workplace Change

FMJ IM ArticleA writeup of Iron Mountain’s new corporate headquarters appeared in the September/October edition of FMJ magazine.  The case study on workplace flexibility was authored by Iron Mountain‘s VP of HR Business Partnerships, Kim Looby, Stegmeier Consulting Group‘s (SCG) Matthew Stegmeier, and Margulies Perruzzi Architects‘ (MPA) Janet Morra.

Iron Mountain hired Stegmeier Consulting Group to formalize a remote work program (Mobile Mountaineer Program), prepare its workforce for working in new ways, and lead change management efforts.  MPA was engaged to design a high performance workplace that would enable Iron Mountain to attract and retain top talent, allow its employees to work more collaboratively, and give every “Mountaineer” an office environment they’d be proud to show off.

The FMJ case study details some of the challenges Iron Mountain was facing as an organization and how a talented, multifunctional team came together to lead a successful workplace initiative.  To read the full case study, click the following link: Flexibility at Work: Iron Mountain – A Case Study on Workplace Change.

If your organization is thinking about changing your physical work environment, or if you are considering implementing a telework program, we’d encourage you to contact us; we’d love to hear about your goals and challenges and provide you some guidance on how to get started.  SCG is also happy to provide a PDF version of the case study to any interested party having difficulty with the above link.

For those interested in a closer look at Iron Mountain’s new work environment, MPA produced a fantastic short video, viewable below:


Click play in the video box below to view an interview with Kim on the importance of workplace flexibility at Iron Mountain & to learn about how SCG played an integral part in establishing the “Mobile Mountaineer Program.” The interview was conducted by WorldatWork after Kim co-presented a case study on the program with SCG’s Matthew Stegmeier at the Total Rewards Conference in May, 2014.