Open plan offices [classrooms] as hostile design [...]

Open-plan office space can be challenging for some personality types. Substitute 'Open-plan office' with 'classroom' for an interesting perspective.

[Open-plan offices] are associated with high staff turnover. They make people sick, hostile, unmotivated and insecure… [Open-plan office workers] have fewer personal and confidential conversations with colleagues. They’re often subject to loud and uncontrollable noise, which raises heart rates, releases cortisol… and makes people socially distant, quick to anger, aggressive and slow to help others.

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