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The open office has gone from the dominant workplace layout to cultural pariah, with these environments seeming to produce more interruptions than collaboration. But the open office itself isn't entirely to blame for the distractions that plague office workers. In this episode, two tech workers share their experiences in open offices—with some surprising findings.

Show Notes

A peek inside Basecamp's office in Chicago - 00:21

"The open-plan office is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea" (Signal v. Noise) - 00:34

"Library Rules: How to make an open office plan work" (Signal v. Noise) - 00:43

Tommy George on Twitter - 1:30

YouVersion Bible app - 1:31

Zemana - 13:39

What is Rework?

A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.