Collaborative desks and tables are starting to become part of new open space office designs that promote the idea of better efficiency.
Yes, the private cubicle in the office might have had its place in allowing employees to do things that couldn’t be seen by others. But is privacy going away in favor of being more accessible to other employees?
How Collaborative Desks Can Change the Psychology of Employees
Depending on your point of view, residing in a private cubicle may not be as good for you psychologically as being in a more collaborative space. The new thought seems to be saying that when an employee is sitting in a more open environment and using collaborative desks, they’re more apt to be openly engaged in work to avoid slacking. That’s because those employees might be afraid someone will notice them zoning out.