Study: Offices can make people sick

January 13, 2009 8:16:34 AM PST
It appears open-plan offices are more likely to make people sick. Australian researchers says workers who share large office spaces are more likely to catch colds and flu, suffer from high blood pressure and be less productive.

Researchers looked at offices around the world and found that modern office design also contributes to high stress and conflict, low job satisfaction, and impaired concentration.

You can learn more about the study in the Asian-Pacific Journal of Health Management.