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Legal teams spearheading the movement toward open office design | Julius Melnitzer

Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 10:25 AM | By Julius Melnitzer

It’s a rare occasion when a company points to its legal team as its most forward-thinking department. But don’t tell that to the people in Sun Life Financial’s new offices at One York in Toronto.

Take a millennial on a tour of the 17 floors that Sun Life’s 2,000 employees occupy and ask her where she’d like to work. The answer’s a no-brainer: only the 31st floor, housing senior vice-president and general counsel Trish Callon’s 50-member team and the 33 people working in the corporate compliance...