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More discussion in a radio program with views from a variety of experts, researchers and workers around the problems of open plan. Is open plan a good way to work? – Life Matters – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 6 July 2015 “Open plan is a popular in home design and offices but is …

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I have put together a general – but still very select – bibliography of material on open-plan office design, which you can download as a PDF. All items have links for easy consultation. The bibliography includes the following subheadings: Academic articles on open-plan: General Academic articles on open-plan: Universities Online newspaper and magazine articles/Websites: General …

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Academic Office Space: An argument against open-plan Clare O’Farrell May 2015 This post is also available as a PDF Additional general bibliography on open-plan office design Note: all the references in this text are listed at the end of this paper with hyperlinks for easy consultation. The anxiety of our era has to do fundamentally …

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In doing research on the whole question of open-plan offices for academics, I have come across an enormous amount of material which exposes the problems across all sectors and globally of the open-plan workplace. A particularly well-titled article by Oliver Burkeman appeared in The Guardian in November 2013: Open-plan offices were devised by Satan in …

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