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Herman Miller Product Boot Camp

Interior Investments teams from Lincolnshire, Milwaukee & St. Louis get "schooled" at Herman Miller's Product Boot Camp

February 7, 2017

Two to Three times a year, Herman Miller hosts a Product Boot Camp where employees from dealerships across the country get to travel to Michigan and learn more about Herman Miller and the products they offer clients. This year Interior Investments had the honor of sending 3 new employees from our Chicago and Lincolnshire offices and 2 employees from our St. Louis office. Brad, Gwen, Evan, Zach and Susie spent 3 days in Zeeland, Michigan learning about Herman Miller products and competing for some amazing prizes.

Brad from our Lincolnshire Office Takes Notes

Every morning at 7:15 AM the Interior Investments team, team Keusenkothen which was named after the channel manager from Herman Miller in St. Louis, was on the bus from Zeeland, Michigan to the Herman Miller warehouse in Holland, Michigan. Once at the warehouse, they spent all day in classes that ranged from one to two hours a piece. During these classes they would participate in team building activities, quizzes, games, challenges, presentations and improvisations competing for points. Each class was divided into sections that included different Herman Miller products like Action Office, Canvas, Layout Studio, Design Within Reach and more.

Evan, Gwen, Zach and Brad Listen to the Speakers Discuss Products

The teams were monitored throughout their time at Boot Camp and they were awarded or deducted points based on promptness, preparedness and execution of their tasks. In order to get points, the teams had to demonstrate what they had learned during their time at boot camp, be on time and answer questions regarding different systems. Team Keusenkothen was on top of their game and ended up taking 1st place in the competition. Each member of their team went home with a brand new Apple watch as a token of their hard work.

Here is what Brad Holway, Account Manager from the Interior Investments Lincolnshire Office, had to say about his time in Boot Camp, “Being brand new to the industry, and being brand new to the working world, I can definitely say that my three days in the Product Boot Camp were exactly what I needed for that first initial step in finding success.  The week was full of fun and laughter.  Without a doubt the most exhilarating and clarifying thing for me to see was the pride and joy that everyone had for Herman Miller furniture.”

The "Keusenkothen" Team Poses for a Picture