Tag Archive: plan

The challenges of an open plan office

Open plan office plans have been increasingly popular in recent years, supposedly offering flexibility, greater communication and the ability to hot seat. However, for many workers, this kind of environment can present a variety of challenges.

The concept was designed to improve communication between workers but can leave staff feeling distracted, exposed, lacking privacy and overstimulated. If you’re stuck with a work environment that includes an open plan or hot seating for flexible working, here are a few tips that can make things more bearable:

Make your space more homely

Just because you’re at work, doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable and at ease. Try giving your space an at-home feel, after all, you are there for many hours each day.

A selection of portable personal effects can easily and quickly be added to any desk. Items like a photo, a desk toy or small potted plant can make all …