Under One Roof
“That was just a happy coincidence,” Roland Pflügl explains about discovering the special place where his company, eMERGE Invest Consult GmbH, is located. Alongside Karin Reindl, he leads a boutique consulting firm that combines corporate finance and management consulting under one roof – in the truest sense of the expression. As of 2014, the new headquarters takes up all four floors of a detached, quiet courtyard building.
The house was practically in ruins when we decided to move there.
When founding the company in 2011, the eMERGE Invest team first worked out of a spacious prewar flat in Linz. Moving has given them not only more space but an entire house with no direct neighbors. “The house was practically in ruins when we decided to move there,” Pflügl says. In just under three months, they were able to bring the building up to snuff with help from Simon Ladner and his team, who were in charge of all the interior architecture.
it’s about creating an environment that helps employees do their job well.
The main goal of the new office design was to make the staff – and anyone else who enters the premises – feel immediately at ease. All of the employees were allowed to help create their own workstations, showing an enormous appreciation every individual’s needs. The result: team workstations, each for four people. Depending on the project, the workstation units can be swapped out, shortening information channels. However, that alone is not enough for a productive work atmosphere, Pflügl explains. A well-stocked refrigerator is equally important. And everyone can come and go as they please. “At the end of the day,” he says, “it’s about creating an environment that helps employees do their job well.”