Is your office one of those places with a wide, open floor plan broken up by cubicle walls that reach up to your navel, giving everyone the illusion of privacy where none exists?
That's why you're sick all the time.
A new study gives strong evidence to what most of us already know: We need our own offices. Close the door, leave me in peace, and you'll be amazed at how productive I am.
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I know it costs more. I admit I'll be a tad irresponsible at first and stream an episode of "House of Cards" because, finally, no one can see what's on my computer screen.
But at least I'll be here.
It summarizes the self-reported information from nearly 2,000 workers, finding that the more open the floor plan, the more likely people called in sick for short periods of time.