Questions related to working in a segmented physical space in a work environment

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What are the challenges/pitfalls of performing a cubicle/office reorganization?

Inspired from this question As people come and go over the years where people are located in a work space can become disjointed. It can be beneficial to move people around inside the work space in ...
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Cubicle Etiquette [duplicate]

I work for a government agency in a consolidated services unit. There is always work to do, but a lot of people seem to have time to socialize all day long. Two things irk me. 1. People who hang ...
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Someone keeps moving the stuff on my desk

I work in a cubicle in a fairly large company; there are at least 100 people on my floor alone. In my cubicle space, I keep 5 small figurine toys, all lined neatly in a row and facing me. In November, ...
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Introduction of hoteling at office [closed]

I work as a research analyst in a fairly large company and split my time between two different sites, alternating between them on successive weeks. One of the sites is running out of space and is ...
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Stuck in a 'Jittery Jeff' situation — poorly positioned cube is stressing me out [duplicate]

My company recently moved to a fancy new office space, whose aesthetic the bosses are very enamored with. Unfortunately, some elements of the space's function do not approach its aesthetic appeal: in ...
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Coworker wants me to clear out the clutter from my cubicle

So, I'm in my first cubicle job and have been here a few months. The company culture is very lax about cubicle presentation. The upper's realize that our cubicles are our "homes" and don't want to ...
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How to Raise concerns with Shrinking Space

I work for a large Company that has many hundreds of workers. Many departments in our Area of work are moving around as they try and make room for more workers. I recently moved from a large set of ...
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New seating arrangement - male got a cube, female got the bench [closed]

I am female. I was hired at exactly the same time another employee who is a man (and we started on the same day). I have significantly more experience than he does. We are the newest hires. We are ...
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Should I remove the previous occupant's belongings from my new desk?

I just started a new job. The person that previously had my desk left some things on the desk. I waited 2 weeks and she has not returned to pick them up. Should I throw these things away? Things left ...
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Is it OK to ask colleagues to leave if they're sick?

I can't stand it when someone that sits near me comes in when they're sick. All day long I listen to them sniffle and cough and I just sit there and wonder how long until they pass their germs on to ...
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Dealing With Noisy Co-Workers (In A Noisy Office) [duplicate]

I've read through some of the existing Questions here (such as Noisy office, how to tackle? and similar posts), and I don't see this being specifically addressed - feel free to point me to better ...
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Cubicle assigned seating in office, requesting change in the face of refusal

Given an open office layout with low-barrier cubicles setup in rows and a management assigned seating plan, how reasonable is it to request a seating change? The seating was assigned during a recent ...
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Cubicle in a high traffic area & issues

My colleague and I work in the same cube. The main issue is that our cube is located in a high traffic area. There is a walking isle in front (blocked by front walls) and behind us is entirely open. ...
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What is the best way to deal with a coworker next to you who interrupts frequently? [duplicate]

In my work, we sit in cubicles. Well my coworker to the left of me seems to enjoy interrupting me when I'm working... not sure exactly the best way to deal with it. And then he'll wax about politics, ...
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Is there an industry approach to organizing places where people can have private phone calls without disturbing others?

Here's a problem: There is a cubicle farm office where most people don't need to use a telephone much during their workday and silence would be great for productivity. Yet sometimes people will have ...
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Adjusting to an “open” cubicle office layout

About three months ago I got a new job and moved from an office where employees had modest private offices all surrounding a shared work bench area to an office with pretty small cubicles with half ...
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Mental Issues from Lack of Movement - how to Address?

I'm a year into my first career step, working as a software -developer/-architect/-programmer/etc for a company of less than 20 people. During the past year, I've developed anxiety, depression, rage ...
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My Open Office is not in increasing my productivity, how can I counter this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any strategies you can use to remain focused when working in a open plan environment? We have an open office (no cubical walls) that is intended to increase ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that certain office layouts are better than others for productivity?

Joel Spolsky is pretty famous for advocating private offices for workers, particularly software developers (see here, here or here for example). I've also read that Microsoft generally has private ...