Evolving technology and a rough economy have contributed to new office landscapes, with a trend of most employees losing space, according to Many companies are axing the idea of a cubicle in favor of a more open plan, while others are condensing the cubicle footprint from 8-by-10 feet to about 5-by-5 feet. Sleeker and slimmer technology is requiring less space, but thatb s not the only contributing factor. With smartphones and other technology allowing more flexibility in work schedules and making it easier to work remotely, businesses are seeing that some employees really donb t need their own space.
People disagree on the effect of less space on todayb s workers. Though some point out this allows for more flexibility, others worry about employees feeling crowded or less valued.
How is your business changing the office setup in reaction to new technology? Leave a comment with your thoughts on smaller workspaces.