The space in which we work can determine how we communicate, our motivation and ultimately company performance. Based on the author's experience of change programmes, studies of offices around the world and on design management research from De Montford Unversity in Leicester, this book explains the underlying principles of office design and how it affects performance. The book identifies four typical work environments - monolith, makeshift, modernizer and mould-breaker. Six proven alternative workplace layouts are introduced and their relative benefits for companies' different needs are explained. Included are international case studies from the public and private sector to show layouts in action.