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Category: Open Office

is open office really better than cubicles

By Mandie Lee
June 28, 2018 Category: Open Office, Cubicles

An article exploring the difference (good and bad) between cubicles and open office plan. Forthe last fifteen years, cubicles have been slowly disappearing from the work environment. What was originally developed to put character into assembly line types of offices is now considered soulless and impersonal. The open office model replaces the cube system as the best formula for workplace synergy, aiming to improve collaboration and the exchange of ideas. Open offices and flexible workspaces are spreading all over the world. In the United States alone, seventy percent (70%) of all offices have low or no dividing walls, with information technology firms as early advocates of the open office model. Open Spaces: The Good and The Bad Open offices are cost effective, mainly by maximizing floor space and lessening furniture overhead. More employees can be assigned on a floor with open offices compared to a floor withcubicles. A better sense of community is achieved with open offices, along

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