Although the article in the comments, was written in 2014, some of it is probably still relevant today, as it discusses different types of office environments to improve overall performance.
- Chance encounters and unplanned interactions between knowledge workers, both inside and outside the organization—improves performance.
- Sometimes circulating, exploring, engaging, and increasing the number of people’s collisions is more important than individual productivity or creativity.
- Engineers who share a physical office were 20% more likely to stay in touch digitally than those who worked elsewhere.
- Allen Curve, shows more communication occurs with less distance and we are four times more likely to communicate regularly with someone sitting 6 feet away from us than 60.
- Data shows that digital communication can’t replace face-to-face interaction and may actually be enhanced by it.
- A strong emphasis on: Out of sight, out of sync.
I realize this is going against the grain with the strong push for remote work, but I thought the article had some valid points.
Maybe you’ll agree if you previously (or currently) work in an office setting.