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Posted by Erica Driver on May 29, 2007
by Erica Driver.
During a recent trip to Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, I was treated to a tour of the company's Workplace Advantage showroom. Workplace Advantage is a Microsoft real estate and facilities management program “focused on empowering Microsoft’s employees by creating new work environments that foster innovation and productivity and that reflect the culture and position of Microsoft in the marketplace as a visionary technology leader,” according to the program’s glossy literature. Some highlights:
It is very exciting to see one of the world’s largest software companies recognize the degree to which the physical work environment can make or break collaboration, and be conducive to innovation. For more information on trends in the physical work environment, see the July 11, 2006 Forrester report “Untethering Information Workers: Rethinking Workplace Location And Layout.”