Too Distracted to Work: The Dark Side of Open Offices
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Barking dogs, flying Nerf darts, uncomfortable proximity to co-workers—and too much creativity to get anything done
Kate Lister’s insight:
The open office debate continues, but not all open offices are created equal. The photo here even looks noisy with all the hard surfaces around. Are the savings worth it? NEAD saved about 80,000 a year in rent. Assuming an average salary of $80k and a per person sales ratio of 2:1, it would only take 2.5% decrease in productivity among the 20 employees to wipe out the savings. False economy?