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Flexible working – it’s about trust, innit?

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My company is going through one of it’s regular turns – where we want our people to be working in the office – in a shared location.

There’s lots of advantages

It helps us collaborate

There’s lots of studies that show it’s better (I’ll add a link if I ever find them)

There is, of course, another view. It happens to be one I share, but I’d welcome your comments.

 

I’m surprised I have to repeat myself about this, but as I said in 2009(!) Homeworking builds team work  – and communities

 

Oh, those nice open plan, shared spaces that aid collaboration? Not *everyone* thinks they do.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21878739

http://theconversation.com/open-plan-offices-attract-highest-levels-of-worker-dissatisfaction-study-18246

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/04/24/you-thought-cubicles-were-hell-try-open-plan-offices/

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130808123224-20195722-the-great-office-space-debate-rages-on

http://www.gensler.com/uploads/documents/pr_130626_Workplace_Survey_06_26_2013.pdf [PDF]

http://www.news.com.au/open-plan-offices-make-you-sick/story-e6frfm69-1111118550887

http://ideas.time.com/2012/08/15/why-the-open-office-is-a-hotbed-of-stress/

http://blog.analysisuk.com/post/50-Open-Plan-Offices-What-a-HUGE-Mistake.aspx

 

Written by SteveEllwood

September 26th, 2013 at 12:57 pm