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Create More Office Space Out of Thin Air

September 2, 1999
Related Topics: Ergonomics and Facilities, Featured Article
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At Workforce, we recently moved. No—we didn't move offices. Or move locations. We just moved things around.

We relocated large plants that were intended to spruce up hallways, but were actually giving cubicled employees a little claustrophobia.

We moved extra chairs out of the conference room—chairs that helped when large meetings were necessary, but made the room cramped on other occasions.

We moved a table out of the kitchen—a table that housed a few newspapers but left employees with less space to sit down.

Without building an addition, or purchasing another building, we created more space and a little variety. It's something to try the next time you want a little change of scenery. It will also give employees a more comfortable working area to spark their creativity.

SOURCE: Todd Raphael, Online Editor, Workforce.

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