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With the daunting spread of the coronavirus and the president signing a $8.3 billion coronavirus aid package, controlling the spread of germs has never been more important. Consider that 70% of office workers are in an open office environment, which promotes the mingling of people and their germs. ...

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Following up on the success of my secondMiss Open Office Manners column, here are a few more letters and my responses. Enjoy.

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First a Starbucks on every corner… now open offices seem to be popping up everywhere! Are they just the latest trend or are they here to stay? No one really knows, but I can guarantee that if your company is thinking about making the move to an open office, you’ve come to the right place.

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Open workplaces are all over the place these days and with elements like employee work lounges, collaboration pods, and even nap rooms, what’s not to like! Yet despite all the benefits of open offices (and the many innovative concepts), there are just as many criticisms of this type of layout. This...

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Several years ago, I worked on a survey of employees for an organization, including a number of lawyers. Nearly unanimously, their replies indicated that they could not work in an open office because they required privacy for their jobs. That certainly seems reasonable. After all, there’s a lot of...

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