The open plan office is a popular choice for achieving a modern looking workplace. It allows for maximum design creativity and personal approachability while remaining affordable.
It's especially popular for startup businesses and any business that requires heavy collaboration among its team members.
But it comes with a price: no privacy and very little quiet. It's still possible to make the most out of an open plan office design and its benefits without breaking the bank. Here are 3 tips to do exactly that.
1. Make it personal and efficient
Your open plan office should reflect your company's values. Motivational walls boost morale, while personalized workspaces create a sense of belonging.
25-30% of open office employees are dissatisfied with the level of workplace noise. Some positions naturally require prolonged, high levels of concentration. Are any of your employees sitting in inconvenient areas? It doesn't hurt to ask employees what they think about where they're sitting, either.