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Traditional department-based office layouts reduce efficiency and collaboration, say bosses

"Nearly two thirds (64 percent) of senior executives say their offices are still structured on a traditional departmental basis, despite the fact that the majority of those polled in a recent survey (94 percent) believe project efficiency could increase significantly if they simply re-arranged their office seating plans to promote cross-departmental collaboration between team members."

"Some 44 percent of general business leaders who did not expect to make organisational changes in the foreseeable future attributed their reluctance to ‘a lack of skilled workers’ and just over a third (35 percent) were concerned that this shift would be too difficult to implement."

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