Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Open Plan Offices or Closed Plan Offices; That is the Question!

When you are setting up your corporate space, you need to decide whether to have your employees sit out in the open, or in cubicals, or offices. This article gives guidelines to business leaders how to plan their space.



http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-06-16/open-plan-offices-for-people-who-hate-open-plan-offices#r=hpt-ls

Key Terms
introvert
retiring
 opt for 
energy-sapping distractions
electrifying ideas
gregarious extroverts
struck a chord
 rankling bullpen offices
decompression or focused work
outfitted
prying eyes and ears
 team-based brainstorming
rejuvenation
 misanthrope
 paradoxes 
negative implications
hidden financial cost


Questions
What type of office do you work in? 
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? 
Which time of day do you do your best work? 
What type of office would you want to work in? 
Which one of these rooms mentioned in the article is your favorite? 
Which one would you go to most? 
Where would you hold a meeting? 
Where would you go to take a break? 
Would your company change to this type of office styles? 


Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher 

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