Benefits & drawbacks of open office spaces

Benefits & drawbacks of open office spaces

Part of the reason open office plans were first introduced (in lieu of more private offices with doors) was simple: increased collaboration and interaction. As open cubicles and wall-less, communal desks have become more popular, companies have noted other benefits, including decreased cost, increased access to natural light, and more equality amongst workers of different levels. But all this openness has some clear drawbacks. Sharing close quarters with workers can put a damper on productivity, privacy, and even health. The good news? Open work spaces can be successful. Check out the infographic below to learn how to make your office more conducive to work and workers’ individual needs.

Collaboration nation: Benefits and drawbacks of open office spaces

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Benefits & drawbacks of open office spaces