Are Open Office Spaces Good for Your Business?

Everyone, at some time or another during the day or the week, needs space. We might need it for quiet or for thinking—or just to get away from everyone else. But when it comes to the work day, very few of us get space, all to ourselves.

That’s because the majority of the work world, at least in the U.S., spends their work time in open offices. The idea of shared, boundary-less space began in the 1970s; it was supposed to boost collaborative efforts and communication.

And there’s no doubt that open office spaces can and have done some of that. But they’ve also had a detrimental effect on privacy and productivity. However, because of the many positives—including a less expensive setup and an easier way to bring in natural light to more people—they’re not going away.

What can your workplace do to mitigate any negative effects? This graphic has some ideas.

Published by Anya

Founder at The TechGirl Journal & The IDEA Bucket ; Anya lives in California while working in the field of Computational Genomics. TechGirl Journal is focussed on the lifestyle of a girl in STEM and tips on how to build a business and a career in tech with a focus on skill-development, interviews, internship, personal projects, and pet-peeves! The IDEA Bucket is focused on small business ventures and practical, urban lifestyles. For specific inquiries, you can e-mail: hello@techgirljournal.com

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