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Many companies are moving toward open workspaces, but a new survey shows employees think they are among the least productive and most stressful work environments.


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Many companies are moving toward open workspaces, but a new survey shows employees think they are among the least productive and most stressful work environments.

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Question Of The Week: Are Open Workspaces All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

Many companies are moving toward open workspaces, but a new survey shows employees think they are among the least productive and most stressful work environments.

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