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After measuring the positive impact the temporary office in Mont-Tremblant had on its employees, the Republik agency is announcing today that it’s settling for good in the Laurentians region.
46N is a pilot project that will allow Republik to assess whether it wishes to inaugurate other satellite offices in the outskirts of Montreal and around major cities where the agency could establish itself in the coming years.
“The purpose of having an office outside of the city was to give our team the opportunity to have the lifestyle that suits them most, without having to compromise on their career. Today, it’s 46N, but we aren’t ruling out the idea of opening additional satellite offices in other regions”, says Vincent Fortin, president of the agency.
Republik launched 46N last summer to allow its employees to get out of town and enjoy nature.
If 46N was launched in the summer of 2020, the idea of giving a workspace that could fuel the team’s creativity in the middle of nature had been discussed for several years. The pandemic only accelerated its deployment.
“Last year, the goal was to allow our employees to escape the city so that they could look at something other than the four walls of their bedroom. The intent is still there, but it goes well beyond that,” explains Vincent.
With an office in Montreal and one in Mont-Tremblant, Republik can answer the needs of team members who enjoy the big city while allowing those who prefer to be in direct contact with nature to do so. Since the launch of 46N, four members of the team chose to settle in the region.
Not only did Republik transform its temporary office into a permanent one, but the agency also renewed the cabin experience this year for the whole team to spend a few days in Mont-Tremblant this summer. The same rules apply this year, meaning that employees will be taking turns and will be staying there in small groups, in accordance with sanitary measures.