Aytekin, thanks for sharing. To a large degree I very much agree with your viewpoints. However, while I myself do not see the benefits of open spaces within my work office, I find myself to be extremely productive when I work in a public open space such as coffee shops. The difference is obviously co-workers vs. strangers. I think the absence of potential on-looking of co-workers frees me from having to behave in certain ways that may be detrimental to productivity.