Studies suggest employers efforts to foster creativity through an open office layout can have the opposite effect! What’s the best way to promote teamwork and collaboration in the workplace? In recent years, the answer has been open plan offices, in which employees work side-by-side with their colleagues in a configuration that not only encourages face-to-face interaction, but requires it. While these open spaces have their benefits, a new study suggest employers efforts to foster – and, in some cases, force – creativity can the opposite effect, especially when those efforts come at the expense of employee privacy. Read more here….