Improved Collaboration & Communication in an Open Office Just a Myth?

In the early aughts, when tech companies were booming, we were shown their workplaces and it looked like nothing compared to the “traditional” offices in the 80’s and 90’s with the endless gray cubicles. These offices, with its open plan concept and jean-wearing employees, looked so ideal that everyone wanted to work for these companies. These places made it seem like actual work is fun.

 

 

For a while, it became the dream office design. Managers are not secluded in their offices and are now approachable. The open office seemed like the perfect solution for collaboration and camaraderie amongst employees. It takes away the formality of interacting with a coworker when you can easily reach them rather than having to knock on doors. Plus, it is a whole lot cheaper to build.

 

However, if you have read any of the articles about open office spaces in the last few months, it seems it is all just myth after all.

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Bust these Myths About Co-working Spaces and Start Being Productive

The more you learn about the advantages of co-working spaces, the more it sounds too good to be true. When something has been hyped up over and over again, you start to wonder what could be wrong with it.

 

 

Flexible workspaces have their share of naysayers and their opinions may give you pause in patronising such establishments. However, let us help you alleviate your fears as we debunk popular myths regarding co-working spaces.

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