Feeling claustrophobic? It's the incredible shrinking office

Does it sometimes feel like the office walls are closing in on you?

Are your co-workers all up in your grill, invading your personal space with their loud phone calls and increasingly sharp elbows?

Don't call the psychiatrist just yet — your workspace may be shrinking, literally.

Chicago companies that slashed their square footage along with their workforce during the Great Recession have been hiring again for five years. But their office space hasn't grown to match their expanded payrolls, data show.