6,000 workers were recently asked, “Where do you do your best thinking?” The study was conducted by David Rock’s NeuroLeadership Group, an institute formed to help people and companies better understand how the brain functions. Findings from the study spell bad news for executives who need their employees to think critically: only 10% of employees tend to do their best thinking while at work.
In a previous article, we discussed whether an open office is right for you. We mentioned how workers benefit when they have a choice of privacy options. But what if you already have an open office? How do you create office privacy in a layout where coworkers are in each other’s line-of-sight and are within earshot of every conversation?