De-compartmentalizing space is another way to encourage communication and creativity within an organization. While it won't solve every problem, the trend towards open floor plans is continuing and is now so prevalent that it has almost become the standard of the day. The reasons for this lie in both the changing nature of working methods and the desire by companies to provide a stimulating working environment for employees.
Open or configurable work spaces help reduce costs related to layout reconfiguration and facilitate face-toface exchanges between people. Another plus is that open spaces also give the bowels of an office access to natural light, which is associated with higher productivity.
Author: HCB Visuals