Do you prefer personal workspace?

In the Business section of Sunday’s Virginian Pilot, there was an article entitled, “For many, personal work space a vanishing feature at work.”

Group workspace
Group workspace

A current trend in the corporate world is doing away with offices and replacing them with open workspaces and movable furniture. Though cost-effective for the business, the majority of employees feel that the office is their home away from home and prefer their own personal space.

Some businesses are even going so far as to require employees to reserve desk space, while others are not allowing any personal items or non-office-branded items to be used.

If personal workspace and being allowed to display personal items is important to you, make sure your next job search includes questions about the company’s practices when it comes to offices, cubicles, desk arrangements, etc.