During the day, the path to the coffee machine is well traveled. Providing café locations throughout the office equipped with comfortable seating and necessary communication tools gives employees a place to interact informally.
It is important to identify where work is being conducted, (Brill 1998). Informal communication can greatly enhance creativity and it is necessary to go beyond adjacencies to explore how to encourage interaction and sharing of ideas on a more casual level (Facilities Focus, 1989). Areas such as coffee counters or break areas support informal communication and become integral parts of accommodating teaming and flexible work environments.
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