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Research: Cubicles Are the Absolute Worst - Sarah Green - Harvard Business Review

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I don't think it is hard to understand that privacy and a low noise environment is the better choice. No matter what companies might say about having all in the same room, it's painful to everybody! Research shows... 

"The bottom line: workers in enclosed offices were by far the happiest, reporting the least amount of frustration on all 15 of the factors surveyed. Workers in cubicles with high partitions were the most miserable, reporting the lowest rates of satisfaction in 13 out of those 15 factors."

Juliana, you're right about why this finding makes sense. 

It might make the office space cost a little more but we make it up with productivity gains!

I like this motto: "Happiness is an enclosed office."

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