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Microsoft Asia Pacific Singapore office's new open concept design

Redesigned work area at Microsoft Asia Pacific's Singapore office

Microsoft Asia Pacific redesigned its Singapore office space and removed cubicles, private offices, and desktop phones. Employees now use a mixture of non-partitioned desks and a café-like arrangement of tables and chairs and meeting rooms and smaller rooms when more privacy is needed. The open concept office design is thought to promote greater productivity and collaboration, reduce the office space required, and attract and retain employees from all generations.

Read my post in TechRepublic's Asian Technology blog to learn more about the office revamp, and about how Microsoft Asia Pacific is helping employees transition to the new concept.

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.