Work & performance

March 2 2017

Work gets hard when hot-desking starts

Rachel Morrison
Presented by Organisational psychologist

Open-plan offices and hot-desking are taking a toll on workplace relationships. Modern offices are making workers less friendly rather than more, as they struggle with noise, distractions and a lack of belonging.

Rachel Morrison, an expert in interpersonal relationships in the workplace, says that employee dealings with peers and even managers is suffering as a result.

But as employers seem unlikely to abandon the practice, what can employees do to minimise the ill effects?