An open plan layout will also be more cost effective to heat and cool than individual offices and will also be lighter due to fewer internal walls blocking out natural daylight.
Open plan offices also allow for improved communication and team spirit. Without closed doors, or glass walls, communication and general office camaraderie can flow easily throughout the office resulting in a happier workforce and better internal communication.
Team spirit is naturally stronger as employees can easily ask neighbouring colleagues for help or advice, as well as forging personal friendships.
Employees can also be arranged into departmental ‘pods’ allowing easier information flow and supervision from managers.