Susain Cain is the author of the best seller Ouiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. In her book she writes about the science behind being more introverted than extroverted, and how to live your life in a way that means you can reach your true potential – even if you’re not the type to shout it from the rooftops.
She’s teamed up with Steelcase, an office furniture company, to design a series of five work spaces that are introvert friendly, AKA: Susan Cain Quiet Spaces.
The modern ideal office seems to be open plan and less hierarchal, but the statistics show that people still yearn for a private space.
A survey of 39,000 North American workers, found that 95% of workers reported the need for quiet spaces where they could have confidential conversations – whether it’s a phone call to your doctor or a business call you’d rather not make in public.
Cain says the spaces – which are called Be Me, Studio, Mind Share, Flow, and Green Room – are meant to offer respite, as “the more employee well-being is nurtured, the better their work”.
What do you think, would these rooms improve your productivity in work?