Just as designers, facility managers, building owners push for very open offices and typical 5 x 6 workspaces, comes yet more evidence that these designs negatively impact human performance.
OPC Inc has been discussing the neurophysiological and physiological evidence for not using open offices in particular those with low or no visual and noise barriers in place.
Here is yet more evidence about combining science – called ergonomics – with design. Learn more why these office designs are not the best way to enhance human concentration, work output and quality in our Blog optimalperformanceblog.com
Employers make the mistake of only looking at saved real estate costs by using open office designs. Never do the folks who review real estate costs also review rates of sickness, lost time illness and “stress” related statistics and costs; lower quality of work, slowed work rates, human error data. Unless and until employers look at ALL of the data they will continue to bias their conclusions that these designs save money for the corporation.
The Ergonomic Team at OPC Inc.