Where Should a CEO Sit?

Guido Vitti
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Out in the Open

"Our general philosophy is that an open environment facilitates intellectual intensity," says Paul English, founder of Kayak, the online travel site. So everyone in his office, himself included, sits in an open area. Not only is their a lot of brainstorming and collaboration, but problems are identified and solved swiftly. That's because customer service calls come into a conspicuous red phone in the middle of it all.