| ||Poll: Would you be willing to sign a petition ending open-plan offices?|
2 points by mlthoughts2018 7 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments |
|With mounting research that open-plan offices reduce productivity, foster poor workplace health, damage employee moral, increase transmission of communicable diseases, and generally don’t end up actually saving much money compared with either cubicles or fully private offices, it is a very important yet contentious issue for knowledge workers.|
Given that there are examples of workplace safety and ergonomic health regulations relating to things like break times, adequate equipment, making feasible changes in working conditions rather than relying on personal protective equipment like earplugs (e.g. such as OSHA in the US), could there be a similarly enforced OSHA standard for providing adequately quiet and private working conditions for knowledge workers?
There would be many complicating factors to work out, such as providing options for the minority of workers who enjoy open-plan offices, but overall what degree of support would there be for these poll options?
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