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Open-Plan Offices Literally Make You Stupid
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An open-plan office environment may appear great. It brings workers together and allows them to easily collaborate on projects. However there are a few downsides and they can affect productivity.
Do you agree with this? Why do you think companies are choosing an open concept?
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I’ve worked in several OPO’s and didn’t like them. I’m distracted easily. Especially hearing everyone’s conversations, photocopier and fax machine going, I work much more efficiently with walls around me. Same goes for my kids’ open-concept elementary school. Kids were always too busy looking over 15 feet to another class to see their friends.
It’s common sense, but saving a dollar on the front end usually wins the battle over creating a better culture.
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I've worked in several and basically it makes everyone's productivity level equal to the least productive person in the org. The one that aimlessly walks around chatting everyone up and getting no work done.
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I've worked in several and basically it makes everyone's productivity level equal to the least productive person in the org. The one that aimlessly walks around chatting everyone up and getting no work done.
Distractions everywhere – the open-office space invites lots of conversation, making it hard to stay on track. Those in an office or cubicle are free of these distractions (for the most part).
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Knew it! And I agree.
I could have told you that- it’s so dehumanizing.
Once an organization becomes accustomed to the money saved from an open office plan due to diminished space and furniture needs it becomes tough to make them see past it.
Open space classrooms do too!
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Open space classrooms do too!
I never thought about that but totally can agree with that statement.
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