Open concept lowers productivity
I have been a cubicle citizen for 30 years. My most productive time has been when I was in temporary accommodation where everyone had a closed office with a door. The most junior employees had 2 people sharing one office. Closed offices encourage communication because you can go to anyone's office to have a conversation without disturbing anyone else. The problem is that the savings in open concept offices are easily calculated but the expense of lower productivity is difficult to measure.
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