Space requirements: What workspace does each person need? It isn't always identical. Even when two people both use desks and do the same type of work, one may have a style where they like to spread everything out on their desk, while the other likes to keep things more compact. If the person who needs larger desktop area doesn't get it, they may end up spreading out onto the other person's area or onto joint areas, making the other person feel like their space is being invaded. To avoid friction, evaluate workspace needs independently and provide accordingly.