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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Open Plan vs. Private Office

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Interiors

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Published on January 30, 2012 with No Comments

Q. What are your views on offices vs. open plan? In my building, which was originally designed for 350 people, we are now overloaded with nearly 800 employees due to an “open plan” policy.

Do you have any ideas on how to ease the strain?

Mohamed Sedick
Project and Facilities Management at PGWC
Dept. of Transport & Public Works
Cape Town Area, South Africa

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About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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