Sean Gouvin, the director of facilities planning and engineering operations at the not-for-profit healthcare system, Baystate Health (Springfield, Mass.), says his 10-year-old self would never have imagined a career in facilities management.

“No way,” he said during a recent interview with Healthcare Design. “I would have guessed that I’d be into athletics or coaching.”

Beginning in high school, Gouvin began working in construction and eventually project management in a variety of sectors before landing in healthcare.

Even if he’s not spending his days on the court or field, Gouvin enjoys the teamwork-aspect of facility management, collaborating with project partners, and working collaboratively to get the job done.

Maybe that’s why he thinks open, shared office environments are the way of the future. Listen to find out more.

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