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How personal is too personal for work spaces?

This story appears in the July 1999 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Most spend more of their waking hours atwork than at home, and it's natural that they'll want awork that reflects their own personalities. But is thatpractical?

The answer is yes--if it's done in moderation. "Ifemployees work in an area where they feel comfortable, they'llbe more productive," says B.J. , owner of Visions DesignGroup in Johnson City, , and the national spokesperson forthe American Soci-ety of Interior Designers. "Butpersonalization of work areas is hard to control."

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