Do you work in an open plan office? If so, it may be damaging your health. A recent study of employees in Denmark found that people who work in open spaces take significantly more sick leave. The biggest problem with the open office is simply noise. In another study by the Cornell University psychologists Gary Evans and Dana Johnson, clerical workers who were exposed to open-office noise for three hours became less motivated and less creative. The open office was invented in Germany, in the nineteen-fifties, to facilitate communication and idea flow but recent evidence suggests that the opposite is true.
Do you work in an open office?
Read by Meredith MacAulay (American accent)
Study the wordsOpen plan- without dividing walls Damaging- causing harm Sick leave- time off due to illness Noise- sound Facilitate- make easy Flow- constant production Evidence- verification, proof NEW: TINY TEXTS VOCAB CHALLENGE CARDS
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