It began as a post-war dream for a more collaborative and egalitarian workplace. It has evolved into a nightmare of noise and discomfort. Can the open office be saved, or should we all just be working from home?

Source: Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn’t Have to Be (Ep. 358) – Freakonomics Freakonomics

I like to read articles on open offices, they are the best parallel in the professional world to classrooms in most schools. Unfortunately, the research has shown that an open office floor plan can have various problems.