As companies strive to promote collaboration, they're creating office spaces with lower walls and closely grouped workstations, according to Leigh Stringer of architecture and design firm HOK. Companies are also seeking to make their work areas more productive by setting aside space for wellness initiatives and emphasizing a fun atmosphere. "You want a place where people want to be," said Rob Bernshteyn, CEO of Coupa, which offers a pingpong table and other lighthearted amenities.

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