Jean-Philippe Shoiry will preside the Panier Bleu communication & marketing taskforce
Montreal, July 8, 2020 - On July 6, Republik opened a summer pop-up office & cottage in Mont-Tremblant, so its employees can get away from the city and enjoy nature during COVID-19.
Employees will alternate in small groups and enjoy the region in compliance with health regulations and public safety measures. As a certified B-Corp, it was important for the management team to think about the wellbeing of its employees.
"The idea came while speaking with a few employees who had the privilege of living outside the city, enjoying the tangible benefits that nature provides. This summer base is an initiative put in place for the well-being and mental balance of our crew. This aspect has always been at the forefront of our concerns - that’s why we are committed to making further efforts in this direction during this extraordinary period." - Martin Bertrand, Culture Manager at Republik
The new office will also allow the company to assess the impact of nature on our team’s creativity.
“Despite the fact that we are 100% operational working remotely, we felt that the team wanted to get together for creative purposes. Even before Covid-19, we were thinking of bringing nature into the workspace, allowing people to take a break from the city while maintaining the company’s workflow. Recent events have been a boost to complete this project,” Martin said.
Republik 46 N - the art direction developed for this pop-up initiative - refers to the 46th parallel on which Mont-Tremblant is located.
Since this pop-up office is being used as a summer base, Republik chose the Old Village of Mont-Tremblant as its main location.
“The office and the cottage are located in the Old Village. It was the perfect place for us to settle - only a few steps away from Lac Mercier, local stores, mountain bike trails, and more! After three months of lockdown, our employees will be able to transition at their own pace towards a safe resumption of more traditional activities both on a professional and social level. We don't know when the situation will allow all of us to gather at the office in the city on a daily basis, but we had this window of opportunity to offer comfort all summer long,” Martin points out, in conclusion.