The Grand Tour
Cisco has wanted to create a flexible working environment for their employees and utilize the hidden talents. This project has been done during the Experience Design workshop in Domus Academy and selected by Cisco to integrate with their talent cloud ecosystem in San Francisco headquarter.
Inspired from the historical Grand Tour, an educational rite of passage undertaken by young European men traveling through major cultural venues centers of Europe. The Cisco Grand Tour is an experience for employees to travel around the world, working on a network of socially based projects while living in co-living spaces located near the aided community. The Grand Tourists will remain connected by sharing their collected experiences on a content platform to the rest of the Cisco network to ensure that employees that do not travel can also experience the Grand Tour.
Value & potential
Following the growing trend of remote work, the Grand Tour grants Millennials a new way of working and nourishing creativity by constantly changing environments, connecting people in a different manner and surpassing a completely digital world by utilizing a physical space. The Grand Tour brings unlimited new possibilities for Cisco and functions as a prototype for a new way of working.
Ultimately, the Grand Tour could continue to expand to more locations and more employees until Cisco itself becomes decentralized, becoming a system of motivated, digital nomads.