Open Plan Office Productivity: Studies & Research


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Why is the number of employees taking sick leave higher in open office layouts?

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1. Which of the following is a benefit of the open plan office?

2. How much time do people lose each day in an open office due to distractions and interruptions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you find out how much you remember about open office plans. You will be quizzed on benefits and costs of this plan.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet set you'll see what you know about:

  • Why employees in open office plans take more sick leave than in closed office plans
  • Benefits of open office plans
  • How motivation is affected by open office plans

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as how much time is lost to interruptions and distractions in an open office plan
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why their is a greater use of sick days in open offices
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about benefits and downsides of open office plans

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of office organization, review the lesson titled Open Plan Office Productivity: Studies & Research. You will explore new information like:

  • When this type of office plan was first used
  • Cost benefits of open office plan
  • Studies done on open office plans