An open office space or open floor plan eliminates private offices and cubicle walls in favor of desk arrangements where employees can all see one another. An open plan allows for greater utilization of office space by removing walls and other barriers. Open office space has been an increasingly popular layout, with mixed reviews ranging from increased collaboration to employees feeling like they’re in a fishbowl.

A workplace’s physical arrangement impacts employee productivity for better or worse, and what works for one company or team may not work for another. Dynamic planning for office space can help meet changing team needs quickly.