The Pros and Cons of Open-Office Plans


Open-office plans: a trend that began in the 1950s, and accelerated with the invention of the cubicle in the later 1960s, is now sweeping across offices all across the globe. Workplaces that have traditionally had more private offices than open work areas, have moved towards tearing down more walls in the last 5 years. But is the open-office plan going to make your company more productive, collaborative, and innovative? Or will it serve to create more distraction and decrease productivity? There are pros and cons to this workplace layout, but ultimately, the best fit for you company and employees will depend on how they work best. created a fantastic graphic that goes into more detail about the pros and cons of the open-office plan. Take a quick read and decide if it’s right for your business.


Jennifer has over 5 years of experience in the marketing industry - all of it spent in the Triangle area. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008 with a degree in Psychology and began working at a local marketing agency as the Office Administrator. She moved her way up in the company, eventually becoming the Director of Project Management. But marketing is her true passion, so she gladly took the opportunity to join the Thrifty team as Marketing Manager. Jenn enjoys photography as a hobby and is working on getting a website of her photos together to share with the world. She also spends most of her time chasing around her two Scottie puppies, Angus and Duncan.


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