tim's ergonomics

open plan: the real office layout

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advantages

the advantages include:

1. The open plan will help to improve productivity

2. People can get help easier from others

3. Everyone gets more room to use

4. Everyone can talk to eachother while they work

5. IT can be easier to supervise the staff

Disadvantages

the disadvantages include:

1. People do not get as much privacy

2. It can be alot louder in open plan than in cellular

3. It is not as easy to concentrate on your work

4. It can mean people do less work as they talk too much

5. Can be locked, so it is more safe

Where are they used?

Open plan is used in alot of large businesses.

Google

BBC News

Schools

Emergency Services