Silicon Valley's open offices are probably over, thanks to the coronavirus — but they were always bad for employees anyway
"Experts say that the open office was never very positive for employees, who reported feeling less productive and more distracted, got sick more easily, and felt pressured to work longer and harder because of their lack of privacy."
А ещё недавно "эксперты" доказывали как удобно, замечательно и продуктивно работать в открытом пространстве. Всегда находятся "эксперты" на все случаи жизни. Удавил бы.
"Instead, employees put on headphones to shut out the noise that came along with wide-open spaces. They reported feeling stressed, anxious, and less likely to collaborate with those around them. In fact, a Harvard Business Review study from last year found that when a company switched to an open office, face-to-face interactions actually decreased by 70% — employees just communicated electronically instead.
And that wasn't the only problem. A prescient 2018 piece by Vice's Mark Hay argued that open offices are vectors for disease, with employees who work in them taking more sick days than those who work in enclosed offices."