The Pitfalls Of An Open Office Layout (Infographic)

If you’ve been to any modern office setting, you’ve probably noticed something.

Gone are the corner offices. Walls are a thing of the past.

The hot thing for today’s office is the open office.

There’s a lot that can be said for this kind of layout, but first let’s take a look at the downside of having an open office layout.

The Dark Side Of Open Offices

Are open offices a good idea?

Image via Reuben Yonatan

The above inforgraphic gives us a new look at the concept of an open office. While there can be amazing benefits from an office that is open, there are also unappealing aspects to this office layout.

  • Employees are more likely to get sick – With everyone working in a communal area, employees are interacting more often. It’s likely your team is working closer than ever before and they’re touching each other’s workspaces in ever increasing amounts.

    What does this mean? When people are sick, they’re passing on germs. Germs that make people sick.

    That means your people are more likely to come down with the common flu, or something worse.