Loft office space
In America offices “open space” (loft) are quite common. The recent story in the New Yorker of author Mary Konikova issue, however, that they are not a good decision to do an effective job.
Here’s what their shortcomings which you should consider before you put your employees in this environment:
1. suppresses productivity and creativity
Psychologist Matthew Davis has done more than 100 studies of the office environment. What is the conclusion? “Although they make employees feel part of a whole of an innovative organization open offices harming concentration, productivity, creative solutions and the pleasure of it,” wrote Konikova.
One reason is that the employee is constantly interrupted by their colleagues.
2. More patients
A recent survey of more than 2,400 employees in Denmark shows that people working in two rooms take their hospital twice as often than those who are alone in a room. Those who are in office type open space even absent from work due to illness 62% more time than the employees own office.
3. negative noise
Open spaces for work are usually very noisy. According to Maria, this leads to lack of concentration, frustration and constant forgetfulness of ideas, thoughts and commitments. It refers to research psychologist Nick Perm.
4. More brawls and scandals
Tensions in the noisy environment leads to a rise in adrenaline and tendency to explode subordinates. Scandals in a room with a lot of people are engaged daily.
Most people hate to speak in public. They are afraid to express their opinion or share your idea. In office “open space” there is no way to avoid the crowd and quite officials are trying to attract minimal attention and want to remain “invisible” and therefore not provide suggestions and comment on the ideas and work of their colleagues.
What type of offices are most effective?
According to the studio for interior design Allsteel, which has more than a century, the office must contain within itself six types of surgeries – three “open” and three “closed”:
1. Open an office type “I” – a place where one can work alone, but others can watch him doing his job.
2. Open office type “we” – a place where can run a team, and others to see them.
3. Open office type “shared” – a place where several teams can work together, and others can see them.
4. Closed office type “I” – a place where one can work alone, but lonely.
5. Closed office type “we” – a place where a team can work without the others watching him directly.
6. Closed office type “shared” – a place where several teams can work together and are still separated from the eyes of others.
Mixing open and closed spaces can be a good solution because it will keep the team spirit, sense of empathy and part of the company and at the same time will minimize the negative impact of collective work in one place (noise, annoyance, diseases and so on. .).