from Enrique Dans
More and more companies seem to be coming round to the idea of the ??open office, although there is still criticism to be found in some quarters. Such criticism usually has to do with a misunderstanding of the open office as a design or an architectural matter, when the issue is related a change in the philosophy of work: if you don’t understand that, your redesign will not work.
Many employees see the idea of ??leaving an office to work in an open space as a loss: they lose their privacy and must now function in plain sight of the world. It is essential to convey to people that the open office means a change in how we conceive of work and that it is not about taking things away, but about offering you the freedom to work from wherever you want. If you need concentration, work at home or wherever suits you. You do not have to go to your office, because your office has become a place where what is essential is the exchange of information, collaboration and social interaction.