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How to Decide Which Work Environment Is for You: Open vs. Private

From homes to offices, an “open floorplan” seems to be all the rage. There are no dividing walls, and people can see and hear everything, no matter where they are.

Tech companies and startups are pushing an open floorplan as a selling point to potential new hires. But are open environments all they’re cracked up to be? Recent studies find that private offices actually improve collaboration, contrary to popular belief.

Depending on the nature of your business, you’ll have to choose a floorplan that makes sense for you. It’s important to note that one size does not fit all when it comes to office layout. Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of each.