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Open space offices: why so hated?

04.08.2020

Does open space improve communication?

The answer is: not. As far as the opinion of many people who work there every day. Recent studies show the New York style open office is not so popular: the primary reason is the lack of “perceived privacy”: the open office should encourage communication between colleagues, but studies show that this is not exactly the case; in fact the noise and phone calls are so disturbing that they contribute to an atmosphere of general nervousness and stress.

Open space and “sexism” in the office

Giving to researchers Alison Hirst of Anglia Ruskin University and Christina Schwabenland of the University of Bedfordshire, open space causes a psychological disadvantage in women: they are more emotional by nature and open spaces frequently expose them to comments from colleagues in high stress situations caused by work.

Open space: a innovative way of planning

Today open space represents definitely a winning choice for companies that aim to focus on communication and the construction of an authentic corporate identity. But compared to the past, it has become fundamental to design the offices and common areas following what will endure the daily life of people who will live it: hear people before the start of the project, limiting the offices where telephone calls are frequent and organizing the streets to the common areas in a strategic way.

Separator wall: a new design solution to design spaces that dialogue with each other

Separator wall is now an effective and highly decorative solution: it helps to partition workspaces without providing the oppressive atmosphere of the “cubicles” of the 90s. It is often modular so that it can be adapted to various projects.

T-wall: a project by grucciadesign.

T-wall by grucciadesign. is the dividing wall designed for furnishing and separating workplaces. It is adaptable with different sizes both in height and length. It can be linear or made with various shapes, adapting to the needs of each project. T-wall is above all a sustainable project: it is in fact made using reels of fabrics: an industrial post-processing material that would otherwise be discarded as simple waste.

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