Open plan offices can make you MISERABLE: Seeing colleagues all day leads to distraction and irritation, say scientists
Researchers from CTF, Service Research Centre at Karlstad University in Sweden have found that open plan offices are counter-productive and bad for staff morale (stock).
Do you agree?
I know that I do not like open plan office and they make me miserable.
What I'm about to say is my experience of open plan work places and spaces, and not to do with the article.
I think that open plan workplaces can actually be really useful in some situations. For example, if you're working in a large team, then having open plan work spaces can be really helpful as a hub for the team to work together.
However, I do find open plan workplaces can be really distracting because of the background noise. Also, if you aren't feeling in a good mood, it isn't always the best idea to feel imprisoned with your team when you know you will snap at one of them for no reason soon.
I think it has its uses, but that's just from my experience!x
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RSxo said:For example, if you're working in a large team, then having open plan work spaces can be really helpful as a hub for the team to work together.
Could you quantify the rough size of team you have in mind? What do you mean by "large"?
Teams of more than 20 at times, but usually between 10 and 20 people. From my experience, that's a large team for the work that I do!