Re: Open Office Layout Survey

Subject: Re: Open Office Layout Survey
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:19:50 -0800


I'm amused that the poll questions range from "private offices" to "open cubes with acoustical masking" when the current trend for offices seems to either involve collections of half-height cubicles organized in 5-10 unit pods, or even completely cube-less open offices where your workspace is one 6-foot desk in a 300 foot long row.

I have an actual cube in a row of open cubes right now, but oh it can be so much worse.

Laura



On Jan 16, 2015, at 11:43 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com> wrote:

> One of the new questions to ask would be, "Open layouts with C-shaped cubes, or real offices?"
>
> Of course, I don't know of any firms that actually offer real offices to anyone but upper management.
>
> From: Kate Schneider [mailto:kateschneider42 -at- gmail -dot- com]
> Sent: Friday, January 16, 2015 2:43 PM
> To: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/MKP3.2)
> Cc: Cardimon, Craig; John G; Gene Kim-Eng; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Open Office Layout Survey
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> I interviewed at a company once where they had these odd desk-pods: three large U-shaped tables put together in a small cluster. Three or four people sat at each table with no separation between them. Seeing the too-open layout gave me mild panic attacks. I like to work with others, but I also like to sit in my cube quietly. Alone.
>
> I was very glad when I didn't get that job.
>
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 11:22 AM, Bruce Megan (ST-CO/MKP3.2) <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com<mailto:Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com>> wrote:
> It's funny this is being discussed. My office building is going to the open concept. Even though I could take or leave it, a lot of my coworkers are pitching fits. I think the biggest complaint they have is that they don't have their own space (meaning a 3.5 wall cube). We are going to the c-shaped cubes as well. There are a few of the older fellows in my office that tend to have a few siestas during the day that are pretty unhappy.
>
> I figure I'll put on my noise cancelling headset, crank the music, and do my job.
>
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> Subject: RE: Open Office Layout Survey
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> Indeed. My open, C-shaped cube is catty-corner to the kitchen. Everyone who emerges with a cup of coffee (which means *everyone*) can see what's going on in my cube.
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> Subject: Re: Open Office Layout Survey
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> The open office concept - where your business is everybody's business!
>
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 1:36 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com<mailto:techwr -at- genek -dot- com>> wrote:
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>> Yes, we've all jumped ship over to Oracle-free LibreOffice.
>>
>> Gene Kim-Eng
>>
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>> On 1/16/2015 5:26 AM, Paul Hanson wrote:
>>
>>> Just noticed that there's a survey about working in an Open Office
>>> layout on the Techwr-L site. There are only 55 votes. Are there
>>> really only 55 people on this list that have an opinion about an Open
>>> Office layout?!?
>>>
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References:
Open Office Layout Survey: From: Paul Hanson
Re: Open Office Layout Survey: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Open Office Layout Survey: From: John G
RE: Open Office Layout Survey: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Open Office Layout Survey: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/MKP3.2)
Re: Open Office Layout Survey: From: Kate Schneider
RE: Open Office Layout Survey: From: Cardimon, Craig

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