The past few days I’ve been moving to a new office space at work. The new digs are modeled on the completely open office concept of Facebook (fwiw, I know FB is evil, but I do think they do some things right):
I know there’s been a lot of research showing that completely open office plans can disrupt attention. However, it can also contribute to an ethos of collaboration and openness, which is what I’m seeking to create in this new space. In our division we are working to bring people into the space to experiment with technology, and want to reinforce the ideas of visibility and creativity. I believe this open-office concept is a very visual and impactful way to send that message.