Transitioning to an open office environment can be difficult at times for companies that are used to private offices and workstations with high panels.
Some employees are energized by the change, which brings a flatter hierarchy and the chance to collaborate more easily. And, the new layout often brings in more natural light and good views to all employees, not just those who have claimed an office on the perimeter.
The economy may have improved since the recession of 2008: unemployment is down, the budget deficit has been reduced, and the commercial real estate picture is looking brighter than it has in a while. Still, decision makers are still eager to reduce their bottom line on facilities. One way they’re using furniture to do this is by reducing price per square foot in a variety of ways.