Most offices now are open plan. And many people don’t like them. But they could be better than they are.
Around 70 percent of U.S. offices are now “open plan.” And most people hate them. Many people claim that they are too noisy and too distracting.
A collegue and I went to a meeting in Lansing recently. It was in an office building with literally acres of sterile cubicles. It was a cross between the closing scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Office Space. Scary as all hell. The actual meeting was in a small, airless, windowless room at one end of the cubes. Stunning sterility in every way. How can people be expected to be productive in such environments?
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