Open-Plan Offices: Are They Really What The Bosses Want?

In recent years, employers have moved away from housing their workers in cubicles, favouring an open-plan office where there are no walls between workers.

The idea was to encourage workers to take business face-to-face with each other, but in practice, the workers became less focused and text/ email messaging increased dramatically.

Kevin Suarez spoke with Dr Libby Sander, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Bond University to find out why.

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