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How can social interaction boost employee morale and performance?

An open office - unlike one with cubicles - tends to foster the ability for teams to work together, share information quickly and improve productivity.

When people are walled off, they are more isolated, which inhibits work-related collaboration and also hinders social interaction between workers.

A network of social support at work is important to help reduce workplace stress and the depression that it causes.

Eating lunch with your colleagues, away from your desk and cubicles, can have a considerable impact on your mental state and your career.

A study conducted by Harvard and the Stanford Research Institute asserts that about 85 percent of employees who are promoted were advanced because of their people skills, rather than their technical skills.

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