The Psychology Of Different Office Spaces

November 20, 20150 Comments

Offices were originally designed with simpler needs in mind, such as available space and proper ventilation. But today, offices are constantly being redesigned to inspire happier, more motivated employees.

While it may seem more difficult to measure to the cost of unhappy employees than it is to count square yardage of an office space, studies estimate that the cost of unhappy employees takes a toll of more than half a billion dollars on the U.S. economy every year. To an employer, that means higher turnover, more sick days, and less productivity.

From cubicles to open-floor plans and beyond, the infographic below illustrates how employers are adapting their offices to meet the needs of employees today.

The Psychology Of Different Office Spaces

As employees grow to expect more freedom and greater satisfaction from their workplaces, what changes have you noticed in yours? What changes have you seen (or made) in your work environment that inspired employees? Leave a comment with your experiences below.


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