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    How Cal Newport’s Deep Work Concept Will Influence Office Design

    Edited February 2020. In Cal Newport’s 2016 bestseller, Deep Work, he writes: “We…find ourselves in distracting open offices where inboxes cannot be neglected and meetings are incessant–a setting where colleagues would rather you respond quickly to their latest e-mail than produce the best possible results.” The importance of optimized productivity and the need for a specific type of isolation that fosters creativity and innovation are two topics Newport frequently visits in his other publications. In a quickly-growing “thought economy,” one…

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