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Why are we still arguing about open-plan offices?

The arguments for and against open-plan offices continue, with no clear winner emerging. Some people find it impossible to concentrate in them, complaining of lack of privacy and distractions that lead them to make mistakes, while proponents say they bring the workforce together and improve communication, encourage exercise and relieve the stress often associated with sitting in an individual office, and…




On the effects of technology and innovation on people, companies and society (writing in Spanish at enriquedans.com since 2003)

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Enrique Dans

Enrique Dans

Professor of Innovation at IE Business School and blogger at enriquedans.com

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