Planning + Design

8 Solutions to Open
Office Issues

on May 15, 2019

Noise. Lack of privacy. No sense of personal space. No ability to focus. Funny smells. Messy colleagues and their trinkets. Co-workers with quirky tendencies. Trending viral videos. Headphones and Slack. “Open office” planning has been getting a bad rap these days, as public opinion and sensationalized news stories emphasize negative aspects of the design. The debate over the open office trend is being discussed in informational articles like this from The Washington Post, and examined through in-depth research studies. But why did this trend become so popular if it is so problematic?

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We believe office design and company culture truly work hand in hand to inspire and invigorate teams, and have the ability to dramatically impact businesses in many ways. Our Planning + Design team works to shape the perfect functioning workspace for clients’ teams in order to enhance space and productivity, to ultimately reinforce a positive company culture. Follow our blog to read tips on how to enhance your own workspace!