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Why Open Offices Are Terrible | Washingtonian

Walls are so 20th-century. According to a 2010 study by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) , 70 percent of Americans now conduct their working lives in open offices, where (so goes the script) the absence of physical barriers is a boon for communication, knowledge-sharing, and productivity. Or is it? Heres what the data says.