Open seating workspaces aren’t what they’re cracked up to be
Open seating offices are all the rage in both Silicon Valley companies and across the globe, but for many, they’re a problem.
While proponents of the concept boast about improved productivity and ease of interaction between team members, there is a growing body of evidence that sheds light on some of the more harmful aspects of the model.
In this article on Forbes, David Burkus -author of the titles, The Myths of Creativity and Under New Management– takes a look at the various studies that identified some startling negative effects on the inhabitants of open seating offices.
The findings include a 2005 study from researchers at Australia’s University of Sydney that found: [Read more…]