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Why the Open Office Fails, and a Minor Solution

In an article for Forbes, Susan Adams interviews Vitra’s regional U.S. director Nigel Scott-Williams about the existing problems with open offices.

Sounding Off on Problems

A major problem with open offices is “benching,” the idea that lining everybody up as if sitting at benches will somehow foster greater collaboration. The problem with this idea is that people usually only feel comfortable sharing information once they have had time to think about things on their own, which is no longer an option. Scott-Williams’s solution is to buy tall, acoustically-minded furniture that both absorbs sound and is large enough to obstruct the view of faraway happenings. Then again, Scott-Williams sells furniture for a living, so, well, ya know.

You can read the full interview here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/05/17/why-the-open-office-fails-and-a-solution/

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid’s Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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