Go Back > SLC Central > SLC

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 22 August 2018, 06:24 PM
Dr. Winston O'Boogie's Avatar
Dr. Winston O'Boogie Dr. Winston O'Boogie is offline
Join Date: 23 February 2000
Location: Fox Lake, IL
Posts: 5,256

Originally Posted by Dr. Winston O'Boogie View Post
My company is moving to the Open Workspace design; my area moved into our new space on Monday. I was pleasantly surprised that the noise level wasn't worse. Still reserving judgement on the overall effects. Not a fan of the concept, but still hoping for the best.

Part of the whole idea is that there will be apx. 80% as many work spaces as there are employees, so working off-site (i.e. at home) at least once a week is pretty much mandatory. Not that I mind working from home, but it takes a discipline that not everyone has - you can't get distracted by laundry or kids or message boards or....
Well, it's been a month. I was pleasantly surprised at how little noise there was - at least the level overall was less than I expected. I have only had one day (so far) where someone was sitting near me and talking too damned loud too damned often. I don't think we've been there long enough for some of the problems to pop up, like missing equipment from the "universal" docking stations.

I think the "additional movement" mentioned in the article comes from getting up and finding someone rather than sit in your cube and call them. Then again, it may come from the type of company that would have an open work space is the type of company that hires young people, who are more likely to get up and walk, or that they are the type of company that tries not to stress out its employees; don't know if those were adjusted for in the results.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
7 Hilariously Predictable Porn Trends from Across the Globe E. Q. Taft NFBSK Gone Wild! 0 20 January 2014 05:50 AM
Crossing Paths Daily: Obama and Ayers Shared an Office (Update: For Three Years) Amigone201 Soapbox Derby 13 30 April 2013 02:09 PM
Trends with benefits wanderwoman Social Studies 4 11 April 2013 03:40 AM
Keep your feet off our furniture, Mr President! Jenn Fauxtography 0 04 February 2010 04:10 PM
Japanese fashion trends snopes Fauxtography 19 17 August 2007 06:58 AM

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.