Workplaces have recently faced a silent revolution. The number of desks no longer equals the number of persons working full time, and mobile laptops travel around the office with employees, as the time they spend at their desks is diminishing rapidly. Office planning and space management used to be much easier than it is now, and offices are changing rapidly: Old premises are being rearranged and new ones built according to new rules. The modern workplace is facing the challenge of an overflow of people, activities, machines, and other things. Organizations attempt to deal with this challenge by generating new coping strategies. Some of these strategies involve the application of management tools in order to make these flows visible and countable and, as a result, controllable.

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