Hufcor, the Sound of Silence
Open space and flexibility in an open plan office can provide transparency and may foster a sense of community and belonging. This layout has been shown to have many advantages;
- Increased Collaboration
- More Relationship-Building Interactions
- Reduced Construction Costs
- Improved Employee Health, and
- Flexibility for the Future
By tearing down the physical walls that divide the workspace into cubicles and private offices, some companies also intend to bring down the metaphorical walls between their employees. This increases communication and fosters an environment of collaboration in the office. The idea is that with more easy access to their colleagues, office workers would interact more and work would get done more efficiently.
In addition, glass operable walls, either framed or frameless, can save the company money, as costs are reduced on construction, utilities and office equipment. It is more efficient to have everyone in one room in terms of utility bills and office supplies.