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You might have heard of the landscape office, but remain unsure what exactly it is. The term ‘landscape office’ refers to a variant of the ‘open plan’ office design. The workstations are therefore all arranged in a single open space, with no interior walls separating them or equipment.

The landscape office mainly differs from the mainstream open plan design in that “the workstations are not all positioned facing the same direction”, as explained in the Google-previewed e-book Administrative Management by Annatjie Erasmus, Darelle Groenewald and Edmund Ferreira.

The landscape office comes with various advantages, including some shared with more traditional open-plan spaces. The merits of the landscape option include…