Access enables collaboration. It’s that important. For any type of collaboration to be successful employees need easy access to others. If this is not a defining feature of your culture, then working together will be thwarted. This chapter will focus on the final Company Practice: fostering an environment in which employees can access coworkers with whom they need to collaborate.

Three critical topics will be covered under the umbrella of “access.” The first is using physical office design to enhance collaboration. Specialists in industrial office design are teaming up with organizational psychologists to help leaders design workspaces in fun ways that increase employee productivity and teamwork. According to Ben ...

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