Turn Your Open Office Into A Productive Office
Do you get distracted easily at work? Here are three ways to minimize your distractions and improve your workplace environment.
Recent surveys of people in open work spaces find that noise, distractions, and lack of privacy and personal space consistently top the list of dissatisfactions, and that people feel they are less productive as a result. In an anonymous poll of 700 “high-performance employees” across a range of industries, 54 percent of the respondents said their office environment was “too distracting,” and 58 percent said they needed more “private spaces for problem solving.”
The good news is that there is a better—and more cost-effective way—to help people make sense of and find comfort in an open office. By implying space, you can transform an open-office environment into an intuitive, productive workplace without making a costly investment in inflexible, permanent walls. Here are three ways you can use implied space techniques to help minimize distractions, define space, communicate ownership of a setting, and improve way finding—ultimately improving the experience of work.