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    The Opposite of Open Office Design

    Based on all the trends coming out of Silicon Valley, workers today want bright, open-air, open office designs with plenty of social interaction and zero privacy – right? Maybe not. Based on recent findings from the Journal of Environmental Psychology, higher levels of distress, irritation, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating were reported by workers in open-plan offices rather than those who work in private offices. Additionally, employees with private offices report feeling more satisfied with their job performances than open-plan office…

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