CHICAGO—Corporations have now been transforming their office spaces into collaborative working environments for years. But a workplace strategy expert with JLL says that some users have mistakenly adopted the increasingly popular strategy to save money.

“The idea that you can make the workplace really small and jam a lot of people in a space has caused crimes against productivity,” Bernice Boucher, head of JLL’s workplace strategy practice in the Americas, tells GlobeSt.com. “The strategy of some has been to ask, ‘how many seats can we fit on this floor?’”

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