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The open concept office layout has become all the rage for both creative and traditional firms—but even though it is the biggest trend in office, it might not be the most productive. Adam Felson, founder of officemorph, says that it is one of the mistakes that small firms make when redesigning or renovating an office space. He outlines a few office characteristics that offices could incorporate in place of the open-office concept. To find out more, we sat down with Felson for an exclusive interview.

GlobeSt.com: Is the open-office floor plan new?

Adam Felson: Over half a century ago, companies began converting private offices into open spaces. It seemed like a good way to use space more efficiently and save money. Later, laptops and smartphones enabled employees to connect from anywhere. This led to an inevitable question, “Why even come to the office?”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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