The Kids are Lonely and Close the Open Floorplan

A new study finds that a number of markers of loneliness in teenagers has increased significantly in recent years. Anthony and Jeff discuss this trend, what might be causing it, and whether is should be worrisome. Then, 70% of office workers before COVID worked in open floorplan office structures. For the first time, a scientific study has tested the effects of that kind of environment on workers. Jeff and Anthony look at ways they might be improved as the world returns to the office.

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Loneliness spike in teens around the world:  

Open floorplans are bad: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/07/open-plan-office-noise-stress-mental-health-mood-work-employment-employees-welfare

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