Beyond Vision

Virtual Employee Meeting

Beyond Vision Employees,

We will hold our monthly employee meeting this coming Thursday at 12:30pm CST. Zoom link is below.  As usual, we will get an update from Jim and members of the Senior Staff. Rob will announce our nominees for NIB’s Employees of the Year and Career Achievement.

Jim would also like to get input from employees regarding the new building because design work is currently underway. A few years ago, a brainstorming session was held during an Employee Luncheon. Below you will find notes from that meeting as well as a list of features that are currently included in the design. Please look over the list. What are we missing? You will have an opportunity to share your thoughts during this week’s meeting or you are welcome to send them via email. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Lastly, if you are in Milwaukee, lunch will be provided. The menu is BBQ Meatloaf With Caramelized Onions, Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Brussel Sprouts w/Bacon, and a Dinner Roll.

See you Thursday!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85614480357?pwd=OVg2cVRQREsrYzZhNjlzak5kNVF6dz09

Meeting ID: 856 1448 0357
Passcode: 931840

Current design plans include:

  • Covered drop off for transit, cars, and buses
  • Employee Entrance with seating for waiting on rides
  • Main entrance/reception area
  • Display area for Beyond Vision History
  • Centrally located Employee Lounge
  • Employee Locker Room
  • All Purpose Room
  • Accessible fitness Center
  • Dog Grooming station
  • Dog Park adjacent to Employee Resources area
  • First Aid Station in Manufacturing space
  • Green space with walking track, benches, and picnic tables
  • Open concept offices
  • Aisle ways with tactile borders (carpet or tile) for cane mobility
  • White noise for office areas including Customer Care Center
  • Wheelchair accessible bathrooms
  • Call Center separate from but adjacent to office space
  • Garage and indoor maintenance space
  • Single stall bathrooms in manufacturing and shipping spaces
  • Ability to control lighting intensity by zone
  • Ability to control natural lighting – glare from windows
  • Multiple conference rooms with multimedia function
  • Universal Design including high contrast colors interior design – good for low vision employee mobility
  • Polished concrete floors throughout

 

Notes from previous employee brainstorming session:

Lighting

  • Indirect lighting
  • Ability to control lighting intensity by zone
  • Ample Natural lighting
  • Ability to control natural lighting – glare from windows

Office

  • Open concept
  • Aisle ways with tactile borders (carpet or tile) for cane mobility
  • Wheelchair accessible bathrooms
  • Zoned climate control
  • Multiple conference rooms with multimedia function
  • Lunchroom multimedia
  • Reception area with receptionist?
  • Record retention and storage space
  • High contrast colors interior design – good for low vision employee mobility
  • Polished concrete floors throughout

Lunch Room

  • Better set up for serving meals (window, counter)
  • Accessible microwaves (more than two that work)
  • Coffee maker connected to water sources

Shop

  • Ceiling ventilation in shop
  • Tactile isle stripes
  • Polished concrete main isles
  • Wheelchair accessibility throughout

Green

  • LEAD certified
  • High insulation R value in roof (and walls) to moderate temperature
  • More green, recycling, energy efficient, use of newer energy technologies.

Safety / Security

  • Secure building
  • Badge scan entry
  • After hours doorbell

Parking

  • Adequate parking
  • Secure parking?

Employee Appreciation

  • Outdoor space, patio area
  • Atrium green space
  • Sent garden?
  • Bistro-like lunchroom
  • Fitness Center
  • Shower room for after workouts and long meetings
  • Central drop-off and pickup for cars and vans
  • Dog walking yard
  • Dog kennel
  • Outside walking track
  • Coat area, lockers?
  • TV’s in lunchroom/breakroom
  • Training room
  • Quiet room?

Logistics

  • Docks that can meet needs, fit standard trucks

Lobby

  • Display cases on history
  • Display cases for products
  • Simulation of blindness in lobby

Customer Care Center

  • White noise system for call center