Open Office Environments Suck and HR Knows This - Laurie Ruettimann:
By Pete Brown
If you want to retain great people, you should learn from my former HR colleague. Aesthetics matter, but not in the way that you might assume. It’s cool and trendy to have an open, loft-style work environment with a ping pong table and a fancy espresso machine on the side. It’s even cooler if you let your employees work from home as needed and give them a dedicated and quiet space when they come into the office.