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Daymond John: Get Out of Your Office and Into the Mix

The 'Shark Tank' star shares why it is so important to break down the office walls to open up the communication flow.

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This story appears in the July 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Throughout my career, I worked in a traditional workspace. My company had an office, and I had a private office inside it. But when I started seeing business incubators -- with everyone at a company, from the top to the bottom, out in the open communicating and collaborating -- I said, “Wow, that’s a much better idea.” When everyone’s behind their closed doors, things are lost in translation. So about two years ago, I moved my staff into an open floor plan, with me dead in the middle. Then this spring, I made an even larger change. I opened a co-working space for executives and larger corporations called Blueprint + Co., and moved my staff into it. Now there are no boundaries between my team and others, including staff from Leesa, Ashley Stewart, The Honest Company and Shopify.

Blueprint + Co

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