The open plan workplace has many advantages, the constant intermingling not only generates a sense of camaraderie among personnel, it also enhances the flow of information and teamwork. Colleagues can turn to each other for advice or assistance without having to knock on doors or schedule a formal meeting.
62% of office workers are bother by a lack of opportunity for privacy in the workplace
On the downside, it takes an average of 15 minutes to regain concentration after being distracted from a difficult task. With just 5 distractions over an 8 hour day, this equates to a 15% reduction in productivity. In a company of 200 staff this is equivalent of 30 people being paid to do nothing. So wouldn’t it make sense to have quiet areas or booths and have your office space the best of both worlds?
Source: Report from Mix Interiors