Cubicles are ubiquitous in the modern workplace, and the space-saving (and related cost-saving) benefits are obvious. But how do cubicles – and the resulting close proximity between colleagues – impact worker productivity? JLL’s Bob Best discusses a Harvard Business Review article by Sarah Green Carmichael that explores this phenomenon.
The cubicle is a mainstay of modern office design – offering privacy without the expense of a private office, yet still facilitating collaboration and open communication among workers. However, in reality, working from a “cube” can breed dissatisfaction and, in some cases, even reduce worker productivity.… Read More
Why are more and more workplaces focusing on acoustic control as a means to improve the employee experience?
Because the impact on productivity is undeniable. Below are examples of independent studies on the impact of implementing appropriate “speech privacy” measures and related acoustical conditions on office workers: