Innovation feeds off collisions. Whether it’s people, ideas, or perspectives, interesting things happen when different inputs come together.
So how can you help make these collisions happen more often? Start by getting people out of their private offices and engaging with one another.
At Google we opt for open floor plans and small teams of people clustered together in shared cubes to maximize interaction. Reserving some private space for heads-down thinking is important too, but the default mode should be designed to encourage communication and collaboration.
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