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The boss wants you to give up your desk, and it’s probably to cut costs

Like fax machines and desktop telephones, your individual office workspace may be headed for extinction.More than half of corporate execs say they plan to switch to unassigned worker seating for all or some of their employees during the next three years. Instead of having their own desks, workers will grab an empty workstation when they come to the office in the morning.Don’t be late to work, or you could wind up sitting by the dumpster.It’s just one of the ways that employers are shaking up the traditional office environment to cut costs and — supposedly — increase productivity, according to a new report by commercial real estate firm CBRE. In the last decade, business employers have increasin ...