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Constant clicking of the computers. Loud screams through the phones. Frequent pacing up and down the aisles. Yet – this is where you are expected to get work done. Most employers suggest open office spaces in order to stimulate collaboration; however, recent studies have found that this setup is much more distracting, than beneficial.
Susan Cain, the author of Quiet the 2012 New York Times bestseller, has started working with furniture companies in order to “reshape office life” that should help introverts find a safe haven from all the office clatter.
This line of furniture is called Quiet Spaces, which are acoustically-sealed rooms where employees can go for private matters. Whether it’s for scheduling a doctor’s appointment, or making a private negotiation, 95% of a surveyed group of workers expressed a need for some kind of privacy.
Read Cain’s full plan to combat this issue in this article featured on Mashable.