The Double-Edged Sword of Open Space Floor Plans at Work

This story comes from our file marked, “Oh no, not the Cubicle Farms!” Open space floor plans within offices are getting mixed reviews from workers, including some pushback from introverts.  Employees who are more reserved than outgoing prefer the cloth-covered walls of cubicles, which were invented in 1968. As employers address productivity and privacy issues for both designs, there may be an answer for people craving privacy. This post offers a compromise, and features a two-minute video on the ‘reviled’ cubicles.

 

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-10/steelcase-susan-cain-design-introverts-office-spaces

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