FIVE working predictions for 2019 OFFICE DESIGN: The office phone booth will become a workplace staple. Read more here
The Wall Street Journal:
Open Office Spaces are Loosing some of their openness: The Wall Street Journal explains how open office design can have an adverse effect on employees and productivity and companies like Silicon Valley Bank are installing Phone booths and private spaces to quiet the backlash: Read more here
Is this the future of Open Office Space? While open office distractions sabotage employee focus, decreasing productivity anywhere from 15% to 28%, “telephone may be over, but phone booths are back! There is a Future for open offices. Read more here.
The open Office Concept is Dead. Fortune says the office of the future is here, and it involves focus rooms like phonebooths where employees can go to concentrate on solo work. Read more here.
Harvard Business Review
Stop Noise from ruining Your Open Office. While open Offices do offer important benefits, sound privacy was “by far and way the biggest drain on employee morale” to combat it, HBR recommends providing dedicated quiet spaces like phone booths. Read more here.
Is the Open Office Trend Reversing Itself? FC Explains companies like Yelp are installing phone booths in open-office to give back privacy to their employees, even if its just “visual privacy.” Read more here.