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open-plan offices in question

High blood pressure? Blame the office layout
By Nic MacBean
Posted Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:48pm AEDT
"Working in open-plan offices is bad for the health and productivity of workers, a Queensland study has found....
Dr Oommen reviewed all the available literature on the effects of open-plan offices on employees and he said the evidence was "absolutely shocking".
"It has been found that the high level of noise causes employees to lose concentration, leading to low productivity," he said in a statement."
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