Are open-plan offices outdated?

21 maart 2024 13:01

These days, many people work in open-plan offices, while it is becoming increasingly clear that more and more people become overworked, overstrung, and irritated after a day of working in such an environment. This is one of the causes leading to a burnout. Human Recource specialists outright say: Open-plan office? Don't do it!

So why do open-plan offices still exist? According to Wim Pullen, former managing director of Center for People and Buildings, in a TV program De Monitor from a few years ago, there are three reasons why open-plan offices still exist:

  • It's a matter of money. Employers can fit more people per square meter of floor space;
  • The naive thought that creativity and communication are enhanced in an open-plan office space;
  • Lack of knowledge among architects and office space designers about what is good for the people who have to work there.

Why don't you give your employees the opportunity to occasionally book a private day office at WorkSnap? A break out from the open-plan office for a day! Concentration and productivity guaranteed!

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