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The trend of open office spaces can be very beneficial to extroverts, but not everyone works well closely surrounded by others. Successful employers are focused on ensuring that their place of work has room for all types of people to be productive. 

 

 
With more and more businesses taking a millennial-driven approach and adapting open concept office spaces, it’s critical to create additional spaces away from the hustle and bustle of an open space where employees can retreat when they require quiet and calm.

 

A little flexibility can go a long way

 

Introverts make exceptional collaborators, and open office spaces are ideal for communicating with your peers, but it’s all about striking a balance. Giving staff the option to come in a bit earlier or stay a little later gives a chance to take advantage of quiet time in the office. Introverts tend to be energized from stretches of alone time, so having an hour or two in the morning before the rest of the office arrives can set them up for success in the day ahead.

 

Allowing flexible hours and the ability to work remotely as needed accommodates a quiet space for introverts. Giving employees agency over their work environment creates a more balanced and manageable workload, especially for tasks that require quiet and concentration. When employees are empowered to take the time when they need it to work from home, they are more likely to be happy in their job, leading to greater employee retention.