Offene Büros verlagern das Private ins Digitale

Sobald Einzelbüros in eine offene Bürofläche umgewandelt werden, verlagert sich das Private ins Digitale. Oder, konkret, aus Face-to-Face-Konversationen werden E-Mails.

After the shift to an open-plan office space, the participants spent 73 per cent less time in face-to-face interactions, while their use of email and instant messenger shot up by 67 per cent and 75 per cent respectively. […] If you’ve ever sought refuge from the gold-fish bowl of an open-plan office environment by cocooning yourself with headphones, or if you’ve decided you’d rather not have that challenging conversation with a colleague in front of a large group of your peers, and opted to email them instead, then these findings will come as little surprise.

Das erinnert mich an ein Statement, das – ich glaube – Zeynep Tufekci vor Jahren einmal vorgebracht hat, in dem sie behauptet, dass Teenager mehr Privatsphäre auf Facebook hätten als daheim.

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