The Case for Open Office Environments in the Legal Workplace

The Case for Open Office Environments in the Legal Workplace


August 2016

In today’s legal workplace, hierarchical organization of office space, crowned by the ultimate reward of the corner office for the highest ranking attorneys, reigns supreme. But as is true for any static institution that doesn’t keep up with the changing times, a revolution is taking place. A growing list of internal and external pressures on law firms continues to build the case for more progressive approaches to occupancy. As other industries adopt increasingly liberal and flexible open office design approaches and millennials exert greater influence in the workplace, it gives ample reason for cost conscious, competitive law firms to pause and reflect – is it time to evolve, or will the old order bear up under the pressure?

Keywords: legal, law, office space, open office

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