Nearly 70% of all offices feature an “open floor” plan without private offices. Earlier this year, a New Yorker magazine article asserted that the open office may be a contributor to a sense of shared mission, but recent studies show that there may be a real cost in terms of health (both organizational and personal) and performance. Before you add one more cubicle, be sure you avoid “The Open Office Trap.”
A recent Harvard Business Review cover story has a different view. Find out how to design Workspaces that Move People. Read both before deciding.