81% of Gen Z workers prefer open floor plans over privacy-focused floor plans for the office environment. Collaboration is a key component to success. However, distractions can still take place. Nearly all employees surveyed by Plantronics stated they were distracted at work. 29% say they are distracted very often. Half said distractions make it difficult to hear on the phone or have conversations. While almost all were frustrated at least part of the time during phone calls or video conferences. Gen Z is bringing millions of workers to the workforce. They have a very different working style than previous generations.
- A new study that was commissioned by Plantronics seeks to find out how different generations view the environment in the workplace and the factors that drive productivity.
- Because they believe that when they collaborate in the workplace they will be successful, many employees in New Zealand support open plan workplaces.
- Despite the fact the open plan workplaces are the preferred means of working many respondents say that they worry about distractions in the workplace.
“More than half (57 percent) of workers across Australia and New Zealand still prefer open plan offices over privacy-oriented floor plans, and 81 percent believe this working style is important to their productivity and engagement.”