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Do shared work spaces increase the bottom line?

Chris Farrell Dec 7, 2012
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Do shared work spaces increase the bottom line?

Chris Farrell Dec 7, 2012
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In less than two hours, the Labor Department will release its all-important monthly jobs report telling us how many jobs were created in the U.S. last month and what the new unemployment rate is.

The numbers are not expected to be great, which means companies will have to squeeze even more productivity out of their existing employees.

Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell says one way to do that is to put workers in the same physical space which may allow for increased creativity and cheaper, more flexible workplace layouts.

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