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Phone Booths Are the New Open-Plan Office Amenity

Phone Booths Are the New Open-Plan Office Amenity

Open-plan workplaces encourage collaboration, build culture and save money — and make people miserable? They can, NBBJ workplace consultant Kelly Griffin tells Fast Company, if they aren’t designed properly.

That’s why private spaces like phone booths are becoming more and more popular in open-plan offices, so employees have somewhere to go when they need to focus or have a private conversation. “When you do offer choice,” Kelly says, “a place for people to go for privacy, that makes the experience much better.”