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Why It's Time to Ditch Open Office Plans

They're intended to encourage spontaneous collaboration but evidence suggests they accomplish the opposite

Dysfunctional offices can raise employee stress levels, trigger more sick leaves, and promote anxiety and depression. Staff may also struggle to collaborate or have productive interactions. While we often blame technology for these symptoms -- think constant notifications and 24/7 connectivity -- there may ...

by Aytekin Tank  | February 13, 2019 06:00:00
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The Surprising Reason Why an Open Office Space May Not Be Great for Your Company

This professor's research says tear down their walls to encourage collaboration doesn't always work

Editor’s Note: In this series, The Way We Work, EntrepreneurAssociate Editor Lydia Belanger examines how people foster productivity, focus, collaboration, creativity and culture in the workplace.The arrangement of furniture and cubicles within an office can influence productivityin complex ways, depending on a company’s culture and ...

by Lydia Belanger  | July 27, 2018 06:00:00
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Can't Concentrate in Your Open Office? Try These 3 Things

Workplace cubicles are fading into the past

Workplace cubicles are fading into the past; no longer do they box in our creativity or compartmentalize our freedom. Now, we have the opportunity to work more closely with our peers. The knowledge-sharing economy has upended our traditional offices in major ways. ...

by Jake Croman  | October 08, 2017 02:00:00