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Converting to open offices? Do it the right way.

Monday, November 4, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gary Hotze
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Plante Moran Team


Shared workspaces, open and airy collaboration centers, exposed ceilings — these are the hallmarks of open office spaces. Many companies are contemplating a move from the traditional to the “office of the future” to reap possible cost savings and human resource benefits.

“Office of the future” is the overarching concept that includes integrating technology, modern interiors and décor, the reduction of workspace square footage per worker, and a degree of “open office” design and shared workspaces. While there are a number of cost saving opportunities and improvements for staff productivity, collaboration, and retention, it’s important to consider the negatives such as loss of personal space and increased distractions before embracing the change.

Can this office trend work for your company? Read more about the pros, cons, and our advice for transitioning here.

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