If you’ve raised a teenager (or remember being one), you know the phrase “Give me some space!” Whether you call it elbow room or freedom, think of work-related space as more control, more flexibility, more independence, more power, or more influence.
If you’re feeling fenced in, overcontrolled, or frustrated by your lack of freedom, don’t wait for the rules to change or for your boss to fix it. Take charge and do something to get more space, right where you are.
Outer space refers to the physical world, especially your work environment. It includes the freedom or power to do things such as these:124