News , 17/01/2020
In addition to providing noise in a room so that concentration is divided, modern office space design is also considered wrong because employees seem to work like robots. This has been proven by researchers at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, who have seen more than 500 "white-collar" workers in insurance, building materials, and mining companies.
They found that people who worked in open-plan offices with shared desks agreed with the statement "the office where I take shelter treats me as if I am a robot".
Property developers and architects say poor workspace design is the most to blame. Developer Stuart Lipton compares office space filled with desks, cubicles, or small compact offices compared to "battery-filled chicken farms." "Lack of humanitarian awareness, the table is tightly packed, even though employees need an additional workspace to compensate for workspace. Employees must be free (at work)," explained Stuart.
The density of employees in a modern office space also seems to be one of the spatial mistakes of the architect who designed it. Leesman's Chief Executive of Workplace Tim Oldman said more and more worrying factors were happening in the modern office.
This is because many companies think about increasing work productivity but in reality, the workers are given less space.
While office density has increased, workspace per person in the United States has shrunk by 8.3 percent or around 18 square meters in 2009 and 2018.