FREE BOOK:Open Offices
For a free earlier version of "The Open Office is Naked" or a paperback of the fourth revision "How To Design Brain-Friendly Flexible Offices"
Why this separate booklet on Open Offices or the Fifth BrainChain?
Originally the book "BRAINCHAINS" had a chapter about "The fifth BrainChain: badly designed offices".
The book, however, is mostly about things you can do yourself to improve your intellectual performance and creativity.
There is usually not much you can do about your office, when the executives of your company where ignorant about the negative impact on productivity of open offices, when they built or rented an open office.
Therefore I took out that chapter and turned it into a free separate book, with a summary of the research about the very significant negative impact of open (plan) offices on the intellectual performance and productivity.
You can use this text to inform the managers responsible about the facilities at your company and to get a bad office redesigned.
You can also distribute this text freely to mobilize as many open office victims as possible to to get a bad office redesigned.
For the moment I only have the manuscript. I hope to turn it in a free book soon.
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