A recent post touched on the problems that open-plan offices pose for introverts. In fact, it’s not only introverts who are affected… research by Dr Vinesh Oommen shows that 90 per cent of the time the outcome of working in an open-plan office is negative, causing stress, conflict, and staff turnover.
Although the open-plan environment has been credited for encouraging creativity and collaboration, it also suits short-term cost-cutting efforts, and is a feature of left focus organisations.
What’s your work environment like?
How conducive do you find it to your concentration?
If it’s open-plan, and it makes you feel ill, you’re not alone!