MANAGEMENT: Executive Dump

High above the city, in the opulent aerie he modestly calls an office, the business executive of film and fiction does his skullwork amid trappings that would make Cleopatra's barge look like an excursion steamer. But in real life, the Executive Furniture Guild disclosed last week, the average executive suite is a dump.

In a survey of 1,000 executive offices in more than 40 U.S. and Canadian cities, the Guild found that the typical layout is "about as inviting as the inside of a boxcar, features drab beige throughout, vinyl tile floor, Venetian-blind tapes of a too-dark...

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