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The role of workspace

Vivienne Medik's insight:

This is the article of van Baalen e.a. (2012) which illustrates the former scoop.

The conclusion is that space matters and that people have to be more aware in which setting they can work the most effectively on a specific task.

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The curse of the open office

The curse of the open office | New World of Working |
Ditching corner C-suites for benching systems and private meeting rooms for beanbag chairs, today’s offices are built to get employees working together. A

Via Workplace Evolutionaries
Vivienne Medik's insight:

This article is a good illustration of the main conclusion of dr. van Baalen e.a. (2012) that ‘place matters’ and that people are more productive if they are more aware of this. The ATAP-philosophy, propagated in many new ways of working-programs, clearly misunderstands the importance of place'.

Workplace Evolutionaries's curator insight, July 23, 2013 11:09 AM

There is no one solution. It's all about choice. The article also references some interesting examples such as Groupon, Razorfish, and others.