The scarcity of real estate has lead to companies trying to get much more out of the limited space they have. This has played a part in the increase of open plan offices. Experts are divided on the pros of working in an open office space.
Fortune describes these spaces as unhealthy, stress inducing, hostile to productivity and creativity.
“They’re a “Little Brother” state, and even for those who “ought to” have nothing to hide, a surveillance state is an anxiety state,” it says.
There are pros to having an open plan office. Inc.com says these spaces are cheaper and might encourage conversation and boost creativity.
To find out how other people are dealing with working in an open plan office… DESTINY decided to ask the staff at DNA Brand Architects, a vibrant creative organisation that is fully open, how they survive the challenges of always being out in the open and under surveillance.
This is what they had to say:
– Additional reporting: Inc.com, Fortune