Alone together: Study says open-plan offices might make us anti-social Office design might lead to less in-person interaction
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The fact that you can see all of your co-workers doesn t necessarily mean you re going to talk to any of them.
According to a new study by Harvard University, open-plan offices might actually deter employees from working together. Instead, workers are more likely to communicate by instant messaging and email, the New York Post reported.
But there s a caveat: The study only looked at two Fortune 500 companies. At one company, after doing away with cubicles, employees spent an average of 1.7 hours on in-pe上海夜网论坛