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Stale and drab or vibrant and buzzing? How to lift the working vibe:
• Go wild. Parklike describes the office at DuneCraft, seller of educational science and nature products. "My inspiration was to make our work environment be like a botanical garden," said CEO Grant Cleveland.
Plants and koi fish-stocked ponds, rather than fabric-covered partitions, surround the company's workers. "They bring in their friends and family to show it off," Cleveland told IBD.
• Get closer. The problem with the traditional corporate cubicle?
"When you box people off too much, they get lonely," Cleveland said. He also did not want the chaos that results from eliminating partitions altogether. DuneCraft's flora separates workers gently.
"This is a nice intermediate," he said. "You want it to be open, but not too open."