Arranging things differently

Jun 06 2005 by Brian Amble Print This Article

Gender influences the way we work and communicate in the office environment, according to workspace designer Sandy Crocker:

"Women want to communicate within touching distance, so they tend to set up their offices with round tables where they can sit side-by-side during meetings. Men, on the other hand, prefer face-to-face seating with a barrier - such as a desk - between them and the other parties, which is why a man's office tends to be the more typical chair-desk-two chairs arrangement,"

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