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I found this expression in a US book, it refers to kitchen work. Does it mean that people work very close to each other? Or something else?

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    "On the floor", in a workplace (such as a retail store or a commercial kitchen) refers to the place where most workers do their work -- the "sales floor" for a retail store and the actual kitchen area for a commercial kitchen. Ie, not in the back offices. The term would not generally be used to refer to a household kitchen, except then referring to the actual floor where that egg landed and splattered all over everything. – Hot Licks Apr 1 '17 at 11:58
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It means that you are all one team, and you should feel free to cooperate with each other.

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