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Disciplines > Workplace design
The workplace today is a result of historical innovations that were designed to make the workplace a productive environment. However the world of work continues to change, and the design factors that once were helpful are adding less value than they once did.
Here are a set of principles and practices you can use in designing offices and workplaces.
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