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MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: How do you encourage creative thinking within your organization? is written by Debbie Messemer, managing partner at KPMG San Francisco.

There are two factors that help cultivate a creative workplace: environment and culture. These qualities set the tone for innovation. We’ve recently given our San Francisco office a complete makeover, with an inspiring design and more open workspaces to encourage collaboration and impromptu discussions, which in turn can lead to fresh ideas and innovative solutions for our clients.

Many design components in our office highlight the beauty of our city by the bay, and the natural beauty of Northern California that surrounds us. Artwork by local artisans has been strategically placed throughout our office as well. Sometimes taking a break from a project and feeling

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