Did you know - 70 percent of employers have gone to open plan arrangements in the office with no or low cubicles to foster collaboration, yet the majority of workers complain about ambient noise levels and lack of privacy as their biggest barriers to productivity.
Study results show that having one's own private space that can be personalized enhances productivity. Many employees of open environment companies will opt for work at home days when they need to "get their work done". Most workers seek the refuge of the conference room for collaboration due to the noise levels in open environment offices.
Taller partition walls with a top layer of glass are a great way to "privatize" workspace, yet provide the feeling of open concept and let the ambient light from the windows in. To encourage workers to get the health benefits of standing, taller cubicle walls are necessary for creating privacy and noise barrier for the standing employee.