Business and work

Open plan offices kill productivity

Oh boy, yes.

Studies have over and over again linked physical privacy to psychological well-being — and while those in open offices may feel like they’re part of a cool, laid-back workspace, the fact is that open offices kill productivity and made people feel like they couldn’t control their surroundings. (They also were found to increase sickness in the office.)

Open plan offices may work for some teams but you need some rules about what is ok and what isn’t to make it a productive environment.

Source: Why agencies should rethink the open-office plan

Image credit: Open Plan by Gemma, licensed CC BY ND 2.0