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Can changing office seating arrangements increase productivity? Researchers see benefits

Oct 11, 2013, 10:45 am CDT


Why not put all furniture on rollers and all buildings on a series of strategically placed hydraulic jacks, and then periodically activate the jacks in random fashion to shake the buildings and rearrange their contents. Who knows what business innovations would result. It also would cut costs since it no longer would be necessary to pay "researchers" to come up with seating arrangement ideas. There would be a permanent mechanism for that in place.

By Pushkin on 2013 10 11, 12:09 pm CDT

In the classic BigLaw version, there would be like one desk too few, and they could make the change every few minutes, to a catchy tune like "Pop Goes the Weasel." Each time, the associate or staffer left without a desk when the music stops would be the newest castaway.

By B. McLeod on 2013 10 11, 12:20 pm CDT

Didn't they use to talk about management at public companies giving themselves a raise for rearranging seats?

By Dr Phun on 2013 10 11, 8:23 pm CDT

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