Why is Delta Dental renovating and expanding?
In 2019, a workspace study revealed that employees were interested in significant changes on campus. Those renovations include adding more meeting space and collaborative work areas and installing enhanced technology throughout the building with an updated, modern aesthetic. Depending on employee growth, plans could include constructing an additional building.
Our company recognizes that in order to retain and recruit the best and the brightest employees, we must foster an attractive, employee-centric and healthy workplace. And in order to grow our business and spur economic development in the region, we must build a company that can accommodate the needs of our future workforce.
What is happening with the exterior renovations and landscaping at Delta Dental?
Projects completed or currently underway outside include:
- Hundreds of trees planted that are compatible with Michigan climate
- Reworked irrigation system
- New circular visitors’ parking area with a plaza and reflection pool
- Extended outdoor patio
- Additional walking paths to the north of the building (available for public use)
- New signage
What is happening to the interior of the building?
As noted in the employee space study, employees asked for more open space, modern aesthetic, collaborative work areas and enhanced technology throughout the building. Interior renovations reflect those needs and are occurring in phases so any disruptions to employees, visitors and the public are minimal.
What does the coronavirus mean for Delta Dental?
Our Okemos office is closed until further notice.
The health and wellbeing of our Delta Dental family is of utmost importance.
We have enacted many safety measures to keep our employees healthy during this time in which there are so many unknowns.
All employees who are non-business critical have been equipped with the proper equipment and technology to work from home.
We are also in the process of deep cleaning and sanitizing our buildings to ensure the safest work environment possible for those who are still working on site to maintain critical business operations.