Report: U.S. workers hate ‘open’ office spaces
Before you go knocking walls down or dismantling cubicles in the name of collaboration and productivity, peruse the results of this new survey.
Would you change jobs to find a less annoying workspace?
According to survey data collected by Bospar PR, it would appear many of us would—especially those toiling in an “open” office setting.
The survey, which garnered responses from a diverse cross-section of 1,000 U.S. workers, found that 76 percent of Americans “hate open offices.” The top reasons cited included:
Despite a recent trend of employers tinkering with barrier-free offices, community benches and desk clumps, the science is not sanguine about open workspace productivity. Some have even called such layouts a “disaster.”
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