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Open Plan Offices - The new ways of working. The advantages and disadvantages of open office space

30-09-2020

KEY FINDINGS Open office spaces are introduced for the following reason: - Saving costs on real estate. Real estate expenses are the second largest costs for a company. By creating more workplaces in the same amount of square meters costs can be reduced on buildings and maintenance. - Increase communication. If people are in closer proximity from one another and move around freely communication will increase. - Improve team work. As teams are now sharing the same space knowledge sharing will ...

KEY FINDINGS Open office spaces are introduced for the following reason: - Saving costs on real estate. Real estate expenses are the second largest costs for a company. By creating more workplaces in the same amount of square meters costs can be reduced on buildings and maintenance. - Increase communication. If people are in closer proximity from one another and move around freely communication will increase. - Improve team work. As teams are now sharing the same space knowledge sharing will increase both within the same team and across different teams. The following arguments oppose the introduction of open office spaces: - Loss of productivity. Employees are distracted faster because of noise or colleagues moving around. It takes on average 25 minutes to resume a task after distraction. In an open office space employees are distracted faster because of phone calls, people walking by or nearby conversations. - Problems with noise, temperature and fatigue. As said before, noise is one of the main distractions in an open office space. Temperature is managed centrally and it could therefore be too cold of one person and too warm for another. Fatigue is a side effect from noise and temperature and the fact that people have a constant overload of information with the introduction of multiple screens like phone, tablets and computer. - Increase of sickness. As employees are in closer proximity of one another diseases can spread faster. The spread of diseases raise the amount of sick days taken in a company. - Decrease of overall well-being of employees. The main cause for the diminishing of well-being is the level of stress. The idea of being watched all the time increases the levels of stress in an open office space.

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Alexandra Pouwels

The future of work in the EU

24-04-2017

Economic and technical changes are redrawing the map of the world of work: new jobs are appearing while others are becoming obsolete, and atypical work patterns are replacing full-time work and open-ended contracts. In addition, work is increasingly being carried out on online platforms connecting buyers and sellers, or by large project teams across borders and time zones. Robotics and digitalisation raise new questions, as machines are progressively replacing the human workforce for routine tasks ...

Economic and technical changes are redrawing the map of the world of work: new jobs are appearing while others are becoming obsolete, and atypical work patterns are replacing full-time work and open-ended contracts. In addition, work is increasingly being carried out on online platforms connecting buyers and sellers, or by large project teams across borders and time zones. Robotics and digitalisation raise new questions, as machines are progressively replacing the human workforce for routine tasks, and as new types of professional and personal skills are required to respond to technological progress. Active labour-market policies are needed to cater for the changing reality in the world of work. This concerns social security systems, which must adapt to new, constantly changing, requirements, unresolved ethical and practical problems relating to robotics, and the need for new digital skills, which are essential to survive in the new working environment.

"MEP 2025": Preparing the Future Work Environment for Members of the European Parliament - Identifying Future Trends in Technology which may Impact on Society and therefore on EP work Structures and Processes

13-03-2012

The European Parliament is confronted by a number of challenging questions with regard to the future organisation of its work, and the ways in which this can be facilitated by Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This study is largely literature review-based. While the study is part of a broader exercise ambitiously entitled "MEP 2025", this investigation shows that the speed of change in both technology and democratic developments means that looking as far as a decade and a half ahead ...

The European Parliament is confronted by a number of challenging questions with regard to the future organisation of its work, and the ways in which this can be facilitated by Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This study is largely literature review-based. While the study is part of a broader exercise ambitiously entitled "MEP 2025", this investigation shows that the speed of change in both technology and democratic developments means that looking as far as a decade and a half ahead poses substantial challenges. In fact, more different forms of foresight analysis and study, conducted more regularly, might ultimately serve the European Parliament more effectively. Regular reviews of the future of “democratic innovation” are therefore proposed by the study.

Externý autor

Ms Annegret Eppler; Mr Patrick Wauters; Ms Diane Whitehouse

Occupational Health and Safety Risks for the Most Vulnerable Workers

15-07-2011

Each of the groups of workers studied – women, ageing workers, workers with disabilities, young workers, migrant workers, temporary workers and low-qualified workers – faces specific occupational health and safety risks. While the EU has a strong body of legislation and a comprehensive strategy addressing worker health and safety, further action could be taken to protect vulnerable groups. Options are proposed, drawing on the analysis of needs as well as a review of specific measures implemented ...

Each of the groups of workers studied – women, ageing workers, workers with disabilities, young workers, migrant workers, temporary workers and low-qualified workers – faces specific occupational health and safety risks. While the EU has a strong body of legislation and a comprehensive strategy addressing worker health and safety, further action could be taken to protect vulnerable groups. Options are proposed, drawing on the analysis of needs as well as a review of specific measures implemented in the Member States.

Externý autor

Alice Belin, Tony Zamparutti, Kerina Tull and Guillermo Hernandez (Milieu Ltd, Brussels, Belgium)

Implementation of the Directives on Health and Safety at Work as a Cost Factor

15-10-2010

The study aims at better understanding the importance of Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) as a contributing factor to the economic viability of an organisation and looks into the potential effects of the proposals currently on the table for reducing administrative burdens in the field of health and safety at work. It considers the costs and benefits of compliance with OSH obligations, new and emerging risks and the need for new prevention measures to address these.

The study aims at better understanding the importance of Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) as a contributing factor to the economic viability of an organisation and looks into the potential effects of the proposals currently on the table for reducing administrative burdens in the field of health and safety at work. It considers the costs and benefits of compliance with OSH obligations, new and emerging risks and the need for new prevention measures to address these.

Externý autor

Janne Sylvest, Karin Gros Pedersen, Benita Kidmose Rytz and Mette Damsbo (Rambøll Management Consulting, Denmark)

Bullying at Work

01-08-2001

Bullying at work: Phenomenon which is not a single action but a series of one or several different harassing actions over a period of time. The study considers the current legal situation in the Member States of the European Union. It also offers propositions to fight workplace bullying and investigates how far the European Union could possibly carry those measures into effect.

Bullying at work: Phenomenon which is not a single action but a series of one or several different harassing actions over a period of time. The study considers the current legal situation in the Member States of the European Union. It also offers propositions to fight workplace bullying and investigates how far the European Union could possibly carry those measures into effect.

Externý autor

Frank Lorho, Ulrich HILP

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