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Fast Company’s executive editor, Noah Robischon, swapped desks with Tina Roth Eisenberg, the founder of Swissmiss design studio. He says the desk swap completely changed how he worked:

"During a catered lunch with the Studiomates, I polled the group to find out how many of them had worked in a more traditional office setting. Eight of the dozen people at the table had. None of them think they will ever go back. Offices, a couple of people agreed, were built to create barriers to new ideas and getting things done.

…The collaborative atmosphere energized me (the cold brew coffee helped, too). And it got me thinking about how to apply some of their techniques to my own office.”

More: How spending the day at someone else’s desk changed my work