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open work environments

Let’s Just Accept the Truth That Open Offices Were a Dumb Idea

Open offices haven’t been around nearly as long as the “open concept” home, but many office dwellers have complained about them from the beginning. For accounting firms in particular, the open office concept is pretty much the worst possible environment to stick a bunch of introverts into under some misguided belief it will increase “collaboration” […]

Your Open Office May Be Making You a Crappy Worker

Take your earbuds out for a minute and pay attention, kids. Show of hands, how many of you work in an open office environment? Now, how many of you are distracted by your coworkers' conversations, phone calls, loud typing, and exaggerated chewing? It turns out that obnoxiousness could actually affect the quality of your work. […]