Why Your Office

Needs a Phone Booth

Need help convincing your boss (or maybe even yourself)?  We’ve gathered a list of articles from top publications that explain how focus rooms & private spaces are an essential addition to open-office space design – bringing back privacy & productivity to an office plan that has drained employee morale.  It’s their words – not ours!

Wall Street Journal

Open Office Spaces are Losing Some of Their Openess

Wall Street Journal explains how open-office design can have negative effects on employees and productivity, and companies like Silicon Valley Bank are installing phone booths & private spaces to quiet the backlash.

Forbes

Is This The Future Of Open Office Space?

In Fortune, Faith Popcorn of Brain Reserve states, while open-office distractions sabotage employee focus, decreasing productivity anywhere from 15% to 28%, “…telephones may be over, but phone booths are back!” There is a future for open offices.

BBC

Why Open Offices Are Bad For Us

As BBC notes, “70% of US offices are open concept… But research says that we’re 15% less productive,” and while companies aren’t ready to ditch open-office design, they are finding the right balance by installing quiet rooms and closed spaces.

Fortune

The Open-Office Concept Is Dead

Fortune says the office of the future is here, and it involves focus rooms like phone booths where employees can go to concentrate on solo work.

Harvard Business Review

Stop Noise from Ruining Your Open Office

Harvard Business Review states that, while open offices do offer important benefits, sound privacy was “by far and away the biggest drain on employee morale.” To combat it, HBR recommends providing dedicated quiet spaces like phone booths.

Fast Company

Is the Open-Office Trend Reversing Itself?

Fast Company details how companies like Yelp are installing phone booths in open-offices to give back privacy to their employees, even if it’s just “visual privacy.”

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