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January 11, 2018

Small firms on tight budgets create inspiring offices by asking staff ‘What do you want?'

  • An uncomfortable workplace can be a drag on morale and make it harder to work.
    AP Business Writer

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    Owler employees Nicole Lopuch, left, and Molly Cornfield work in the company’s offices in California. Bright orange furniture and the company’s mascot make the space more cheerful.

    NEW YORK — Triangle Pest Control's original workspace was a 2,000-square-foot garage housing 25 people — the technicians who did the bug control work, as well as all the sales and support staffers. It was hard for employees to handle phone calls when everyone sat so close together.

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