Whether or not these predictions pan out, the open-plan
revolution has changed the new generation - at least in urban areas.
"There is definitely a concern regarding sensitive company information, which can sometimes be visible from an employee's computer screen." As a designer of open-plan
offices, she said the feedback from employees is in split equally in favour of productivity and concerns about distractions.
Others noted that the research used some poor examples of open offices-instead of including a range of design options between totally open-plan
offices and traditional ones.
The heart of this property is the open-plan
kitchen/dining/family room which lends itself extremely well to entertaining and for informal dining - and is sure to to be the heart of family life.
kitchen-diners/ family rooms are now extremely popular, but also having a separate, more formal sitting room works well for many families.
Dustin and Stacey's property has an open-plan
kitchen area with dining and living space which has been adapted to include an island worktop.
"Internally, the homes have been designed to create the maximum amount of usable space with the interior layouts featuring open-plan
living spaces to cater for a 21st century lifestyle."
The focus is on teacher and student adaptation to the idea and practice of an up-scaled learning community in a setting that includes an open-plan
layout, curriculum reform, differentiated and personalized learning, and closer links to the community.
Under the proposals, the Carr Hill branch will offer extended opening hours as well as Post Office products and services from two open-plan
tills at the shop counter instead of from a separate screened counter.
Earlier this year, separate offices for cabinet members were scrapped by leader Councillor Phil Bale and replaced with an open-plan
layout with the nine councillors working alongside each other on the fifth floor of County Hall.
Professionals like senior engineers, bankers and people working in financial services were among those who found the open-plan
Comparisons are made with corresponding results in an open-plan