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.