Open Office Designs are leading to distracted and more error prone employees

These designs sure save real estate costs. Neurological and cognitive research finds these are negative to employee's work abilities.

These designs sure save real estate costs. Neurological and cognitive research finds these are negative to employee’s work abilities.

Remember when education gurus experimented with open classrooms? I was one of thousands of products of that not so brilliant, failed experiment.

Cognitive experts and brain imaging studies clearly show the human brain functions optimally when there is quiet, uninterrupted space available to employees….and students.
We get it at Optimal Performance and are not naïve to the fact that real estate savings are a critical part of downtown business mandates. However, we also know that employees are the single most expensive investment in a company’s profitability and success.
If innovative designers, architects and furniture manufacturers don’t use the science of human factors design by hiring ergonomic design specialists, we will, in our practice continue to interview & hear from employees how they are not able to provide their best work in the workplace.

What a waste of expensive human talent and abilities. Read more about this and related ergonomic, human factors and accessible design at optimalperformanceblog.com

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