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In open offices, workers chat 70% less, are less productive, and email more
"Employees at two Fortune 500 multinational companies saw face-to-face interaction time drop by about 70 percent, the use of email increase between 22 percent and 56 percent, and productivity slip after their traditional office spaces were converted to open floor plans—that is, ones without walls or cubicles that ostensibly create barriers to interaction. The findings, published recently in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, suggest that removing physical dividers may, in fact, make it harder for employers to foster collaboration and collective intelligence among their employees."
science  email  interaction  office  environment  offices  open  works  space  productivity  social  interactions  sociology  work 
july 2018 by jonerp
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