Working in an open-plan office could make you ill

A scientist in Australia recently completed a worldwide inspection of employees who work in open-plan offices and found that offices without many walls have a negative impact that includes higher levels of stress, high blood pressure, and high staff turnover. It even leads to more in-fighting among employees.

I knew it. I could have told you this was true. Working in an office without many walls -- an "open-plan" office consisting mostly of common space shared by lots of people -- can make you sick.