- a floor plan without fully enclosed spaces for distinct rooms.
Compare closed plan.
Origin of open plan
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for open-plan
Found that people who were sent from traditional offices to open-plan offices “were significantly less satisfied.”P.J. on the Owl-Monkey Project and the Science of Chick Flicks
P. J. O’Rourke
April 6, 2014
I remember him walking past my desk in the open-plan office a few weeks later, saying hi to everyone except me.Randi Zuckerberg: How I Learned to Balance Business and Creativity
November 4, 2013
“Studies show that open-plan offices make workers hostile, insecure and distracted,” Cain wrote.Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine Explores Creativity for Capitalists
March 15, 2012
- having no or few dividing walls between areasan open-plan office floor
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