Open-office plans, which originated in the 1950’s, have become the norm in today’s workplace. While this office plan helps encourage co-operation and the flow of ideas, there are some concerns.
Open-office plans take the confines and separation of offices out of the workspace equation, making an open area where ideas and production can work hand in hand to bring efficiency, collaboration, and flow to a workplace. This design technique has been widely accepted, as 60% of companies have open office plans. However, there are drawbacks to the open-office technique as well.
This infographic outlines some of the responses of recent surveys regarding open-office plans. From some of the biggest pros, such as improved morale and reduced ethics violations, to the most sighted cons, like privacy concerns and noise.