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According to a study of workplace trends, the amount of space per American worker is getting much smaller.  In the 1970s, the average employee got about 500 to 700 square feet.  Today, it’s closer to 200 square feet.

There are a few reasons for this. 

Companies have been scaling back office size, today’s computers don’t need as much space, and, with more emphasis on teamwork and collaboration, employees are sitting closer to each other than before.

And this shrinking trend isn’t stopping; according to experts, by 2015, we could be in tiny workspaces that are only 50 square feet; that’s just a little more than six feet-by-eight feet. 

But hey, who’s complaining… At leats you HAVE a job! 😉


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