Distractions in the Open Office: What You Can Do – Diane Stegmeier’s WCPN Interview
The average American spends more time at work than on any other activity. But the work space doesn’t meet everyone’s needs. There was a time when the open office was all the rage, as advocates argued breaking down the walls builds up creativity. But employees say it just builds up the noise – making it impossible to get any work done. SCG founder Diane Stegmeier was recently interviewed about the topic everyone seems to have an opinion about–open office plans.
The Workplace Debate…
How quickly do the words ‘open office environment’ prompt a strong debate? Give a listen to NPR’s The Sound of Ideas, where radio host Mike McIntyre facilitated a lively discussion on the topic, Where We Work. Thanks to those who called in with great questions & comments regarding the challenges of concentrating in the open workplace.
In addition to Stegmeier Consulting Group founder Diane Stegmeier, the panel consisted of:
- Nikil Saval, author of Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace
- David Fox, sales representative at furniture manufacturer Knoll and Cleveland/Toledo/Detroit -based dealer American Interiors
- Steve Kordalski, president Kordalski Architects Inc.
Click the image below to begin watching a video recording of the panel discussion.
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