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How Much Is the Noise in Your Open Office Costing You?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The overwhelming trend in commercial office space toward more open, collaborative areas for employees, with fewer partitioned work spaces and even fewer enclosed offices, appears to be here to stay.<p>But it’s also fairly new, meaning it's …

The Workplace

3 Surprising Ways Your Office Shapes Your Success

Your desk, your device, and your room size all change your behavior and influence your success. Here's a look at how.<p>Harvard researchers have found that your posture affects your emotional states. That's why " power posing " — taking a broad, open-armed dominant stance like you just scored a …

Ergonomics

Why The Open Office Makes You Distracted, Exhausted, And Insecure

Sean Gallup/Getty Images About a third of us work in open offices. They're cheaper than giving everybody their own space. Management gurus tell us they promote "collaboration," "serendipity," and other buzzwords.<p>The only problem is that open plan offices actually make people worse at their jobs. …

Too Distracted to Work: The Dark Side of Open Offices

Ask small business owners about open offices and you’ll hear dreamy musings about plant-covered walls, Ping-Pong tables, natural light, and something …

Open plan offices suck. Why people are finally waking up to it

Open plan offices may look cool, but in reality workers report suffering from a lack of privacy, too much noise and, a new study finds, are more prone to catch the flu. Josephine Fairley reports on the downfall of the open plan office<p>I’ve always rather liked that vintage wartime poster ‘<b>Coughs &</b> …

Should Office Culture Change To Accommodate Introverts?

In a world designed for extroverts, quiet types are misunderstood as unambitious. Should the introverts change, or should their environment?<p>In a society that praises extroversion, what’s an introvert to do?<p>Studies show one out of every two or three people are introverts; but in the business world, …

The power of introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain …

Why We Can't Get Anything Done in an Open-Plan Office

Yesterday I got back from a vacation on which I broke my noise-cancelling headphones, snapping off one of the ear cups when I crammed them into my …

Workplace Woes: The ‘Open’ Office Is a Hotbed of Stress

Ringing phones. Pinging e-mail. Co-workers’ ringing phones and pinging e-mail. How is anyone supposed to get work done in this place?<p>The modern open …

Open-Plan Offices Detrimental To Worker Productivity, Study Finds

Turns out it has little to do with whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, open-plan office spaces just aren’t good for getting work done.<p>Offices that lump employees together in large spaces, called open-plan offices, have detrimental effects on workplace productivity despite previous claims …

Why your blood pressure is high: Open-office floor plans gaining popularity

Love them or hate them, open-plan offices are the new normal in the workplace.<p>Despite research showing that non-traditional, open office layouts can lower employee productivity and boost stress, companies show no signs of switching away from the modern layouts, which are long on collaboration space …

Workstations

24 Reasons Your Open-Plan Office Sucks

Work in an open-plan office? You're being sold a bill of goods.

Why The Open Office Fails, And A Solution

Yesterday I stopped in at a conference called Worktech13, where all sorts of people who worry about office design—from architects to human resource staffers to management consultants—were talking about how best to design the office of the future. Session topics included “Workplace Resilience + …

You’re Not Alone: Most People Hate Open Offices

In a new report, researchers from the University of Sydney examine the “privacy-communication trade-off in open-plan offices” and find that the …

OpenOffice

Open Floor Plan Increases Office Shooter’s Productivity By 95%

KANSAS CITY, MO—Carlyle Digital’s new open floor plan has increased the productivity of ex-employee and current office shooter Frank Pendrowski by at …

Careers

How To Create An Open Office That Is More Awesome For Both Introverts And Extroverts

Open office layouts can suck–but they don’t have to. In part two of our office design series, senior editor Anjali Mullany talks with workplace experts about how to turn your collaborative space into super productive real estate.<p>Earlier this week, my colleague Jason Feifer published a funny and …

The Open-Office Trap

In 1973, my high school, Acton-Boxborough Regional, in Acton, Massachusetts, moved to a sprawling brick building at the foot of a hill. Inspired by architectural trends of the preceding decade, the classrooms in one of its wings didn’t have doors. The rooms opened up directly onto the hallway, and …

Offices For All! Why Open-Office Layouts Are Bad For Employees, Bosses, And Productivity

In part one of our two-part series, Fast Company senior editor Jason Feifer makes a case for giving all workers a little alone time–behind an office door.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>I had an office. Now I don’t.<p>I’m not …

Why companies are getting rid of cubicle walls

May 21, 2013 | 5:12 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/05/21/business/why-companies-are-getting-rid-cubicle-walls/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

How to Create a Productive Office Space

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think about the way you and your employees work. Does the job require focus or collaboration? Most likely, it's a mixture of both.<p>Focus, for most, means quiet. It's hard to concentrate amid conversations about last night's football game …

The Workplace

An Introvert's Guide To Surviving (And Thriving) In The Workplace

If your open-concept office is driving you crazy, it could be because you're an introvert.<p>Offices can can be particularly difficult environments to navigate for introverts, who gain energy and generally feel their most productive in quiet and solitude -- and the constant stimulation and social …

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I normally stay out of the Monster articles I write. But this time I can't, because this one's personal.<p>When my editor asked me to write a piece to …

Was Atlanta asleep at the wheel?

We're a world-class city, Greater Atlanta boasts.<p>So how did a couple of inches of snow paralyze the country's ninth-largest metro area?<p>Atlanta is home to the world's busiest airport. To CNN and the Weather Channel. The headquarters of Home Depot and Coca-Cola. The city hosted the 1996 Summer …

Derrick Coleman Steps Up in a Big Way

Jake Kovalcik, a member of the MapMyFitness family, recently experienced the power of social media. After his twin daughters (both hearing impaired) …

Brooks Running

Why would a company have multiple share classes, and what are super voting shares? | Investopedia

Investing<p>Class B shares are one classification of common stock issued by corporations.<p>Retirement<p>Mutual funds are a popular investment for retirement. …

Your 2018 Marathon and Half Marathon Calendar

From San Francisco to South Carolina to South Africa, these are the marathons, half-marathons, and other races to look forward to this year.<p>Let’s face it: There are so many races held every week, at every distance, in every city, everywhere around the world, that we couldn’t possibly list every …

Marathons