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On-Site Office Design Matters to Remote Employees

This week, Herman Miller retweeted an interesting article published on about how one company is making it easier for employees to telecommute. Technology firm Plantronics has designed and constructed its new headquarters to encourage workers to stay away from the office – in a good way.

The company is practicing “hot desking” (not providing a desk for every employee and making desks available on a first come, first serve basis). Instead, the office is equipped with many huge wall mounted TV screens in both shared and private work areas. These provide a way for off-site workers to visit, meet, and collaborate with on-site employees virtually as needed.

Is this the workplace of the future? Let us know whether you would like this type of office design in the comments.


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