Have you ever felt stifled in your spot? That is, not so much in the job itself but more like its location? Maybe you’re staring at a wall instead of a window or maybe office chatter is unbearable close to the water cooler.
Well, according to a piece in today’s Wall Street Journal, companies say by shifting employees’ desks around every few months they’ll boost productivity and collaboration.
Ben Waber, chief executive of Sociometric Solutions, told the newspaper, “If I change the [organizational] chart and you stay in the same seat, it doesn’t have much of an effect.” He added, “If I keep the org chart the same but change where you sit, it’s going to massively change everything.” Read more