24 Reasons Your Open-Plan Office Sucks

Work in an open-plan office? You're being sold a bill of goods.

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1. First of all, your office environment is a major contributor to how happy you are at your job.


Dissatisfaction with work environment directly links to a lack of job satisfaction and lower productivity.

20. Workers in open-plan offices did complain about temperature, but so did people in enclosed offices.

21. Open-plan offices are not something that workers can "just get used to."


People coming from more traditional office layouts reported that they were unable to adapt to open-plan offices.

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