Create a room within a room
The open office quickly becomes a tangle of activity, where it can be difficult to find a quiet place for meetings, telephone calls and focused work. The report ‘When the Walls Come Down’ from Oxford Economics shows, among other things, that 68% of all employees rank ‘the opportunity to work undisturbed and with focus’ among their top three wishes in the workplace.
That’s why it may be a good idea to create some smaller areas for the activities that require you to be secluded or to talk more than usual. In this way, fewer disruptions are created and employees are given the opportunity to seek out the conditions in which they work best.