Balance Proximity and Privacy in the Office
- The New York Times January 14th, 2015
- Source: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/01/14/are-cubicles-preferable-to-the-open-office-layout/balance-proximity-and-privacy-in-the-office
If the rise of open plan offices can be explained in part by economical factors, many companies also embraced them in the hope of increasing proximity — and thus collaboration and serendipity, which have been found to be essential to the development of new ideas. And while complaints about open plan offices are real and should not be ignored, the number of co-working spaces — open plan offices whose members share a roof, furniture and Wifi, if not company or brand loyalty — has simultaneously skyrocketed in the last decade.