New technology will make it possible to have access to information everywhere. As a result "face to face" communication with colleagues could reduce and creativity and health could be influenced negatively. In this paper a coffee corner is changed and the effect on communication is tested by measuring the number of conversations at the coffee corner. A coffee corner with screens, tables and a possibility to sit, resulted in more conversation than a coffee corner that is open and had no seats. In both coffee corners more than 4 out of 5, were conversations about work. These informal discussions could contribute to productivity as many informal conversations increase creativity. It could also contribute to a better health as social support could reduce stress. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.