Attention, drones: You've always known you deserve an office with a door. But now, you have the statistics to prove why you need it. (Thanks, science!)
An Australian researcher canvassed the globe, studying employees whose work set-up involved few or no walls and found that the negative effects kept piling up: "higher levels of stress, high blood pressure, and high staff turnover. It even leads to more in-fighting among employees," they write over at Walletpop. (Plus: germ spreadage!)
Sure, open-plan offices may save a company about 20 percent upfront, WP posits, but how much is it going to cost them down the line? You know, when your working conditions have turned you into a pill-popping stress case with heart disease (or worse) who picks fights at the watercooler?
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So march these stats into your boss' office and say that if they can't afford walls and a door for you, a cheaper solution may be telecommuting. Get those pajamas ready!