With over 70% of American employees working in open space environments, finding a balance between transparency and privacy is an essential part of office planning.
Today’s workers are craving a balance. Open offices foster collaboration but often leave people longing for a bit of privacy. Outside conversations can be highly distracting and there are times when information being discussed shouldn’t be overheard. But the rise of open offices doesn’t mean privacy in the workplace is a thing of the past.
We understand the value of teamwork, but it’s important to not overlook the value of solo work. Allowing people to have control over the environment they work in empowers them to produce their best work. By creating a variety of spaces in the office to allow for varying degrees of privacy and by utilizing tools to minimize distractions, open offices can be very productive and satisfying places to work.
Read more about our perspective on office privacy:
The Privacy Crisis:
Although workplaces today make it seemingly easy for people to collaborate, most leaders remain dissatisfied with the pace and frequency of breakthroughs.
Supporting Your Need for Office Privacy:
Three design strategies for supporting privacy in the workplace give choice and control back to workers.
Products that Support Privacy
The IRYS pod makes it possible to add enclosed spaces in open plan offices without architectural renovation.
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Clipper portable screens are ideal for spaces with flexible layouts, offering a convenient way for teams and individuals to create privacy when needed.
Lagunitas Lounge System
The Lagunitas Lounge System gives people the option to work in comfort and privacy with endless configuration options to fit a variety of spaces.
Brody work lounges and desks offer a way create dedicated private, workspaces in open-plan offices.
Whether working solo at a desk or collaborating in a group, screens help eliminate distractions by creating semi-private spaces.