Open office concept
Oleh Jowell ( 16/08/2019 )

Where did the Open Office actually created?

The open office were invented by architect and designers who were trying to make the world a better place - to break out the social walls that divide people. As you might feel that you spend more time in the office, you want it to be as comfortable as possible - where you can take a break from your work and look out to a window to relax (a bit of day dreaming maybe?). The part of the office plan that offer employees spaces such as lounges, pantry, couches are a great addition to the environment. 

The Upside and Downside

In an open office, everyone can get access to windows, sunlight, share of resources and collaborations. The open office promote face-to-face interactions and also increasing productivity. Another attractive side of this concept: efficient use of space - you can fit in more people with open space concept and not closed to cheaper price compared to high cubicles. 

Obviously the open office plan has its downsides too that you might want to consider: Some people may find small distractions such as phone calls, chatting co-workers, the sound of typing even. This problem can be solved by allocating some spaces for a quiet room or private room for phone calls and work. 

Break out Lounge CollPlant Office 
Pic taken from Office Snapshot

In a small to medium companies, to a certain point of open office concept, the director and executive levels do not have their own office rooms - they feel included in the team and this creates sense of team work. A place where employees were thought and treated like people not machine. Big corporates’ executive may still need private office space for important decision making and meet important clients. 

Executive Room Wienerberger Office
Pic taken from Office Snapshot