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Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss

At Google, Facebook and other tech companies, executives are making statements about priorities with their seating charts

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Workers at Overstock’s headquarters, where the company’s research operation, OLabs, sits directly outside the chief executive’s office., in Midvale, Utah, Feb. 12, 2018. A growing number of tech companies are moving research labs and other far-reaching engineering efforts closer to the boss: a clear statement of priorities. Photo: Alex Goodlett/The New York Times

By Cade Metz

If you want to understand the priorities of a technology company, first look at the seating chart.

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