The Open-Office Trap
Maria Konnikova on why we should rethink open-office floor plans: http://nyr.kr/1hvloHW
“Psychologically, the repercussions of open offices are relatively straightforward. Physical barriers have been closely linked to psychological privacy, and a sense of privacy boosts job performance. Open offices also remove an element of control, which can lead to feelings of helplessness.”
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We are moving to an open office next year. I think I’ll like it, but the research says otherwise.
Snoozers Are, in Fact, Losers
Maria Konnikova explains why hitting the snooze button actually makes the wake-up process more difficult: http://nyr.kr/1buGCgH
“If you manage to drift off again, you are likely plunging your brain back into the beginning of the sleep cycle, which is the worst point to be woken up—and the harder we feel it is for us to wake up, the worse we think we’ve slept.”