Why Collaboration May Be Failing In Your Open Office



Collaborative spaces have come under fire as of late, and more often than not, the fingers are being pointed at open offices. This recent outcry has led some to doubt if the concept of collaboration itself isn’t to blame. But when industry data is scarce, and there's little consistency among office designs, how do you determine what (or whom) is at fault?

We posed this question to IA’s Senior Director of Strategy Mary Lee Duff, LEED AP, IIDA and IA Design Director Grzegorz Kosmal, AIA, LEED AP BD+C , who lent us some industry insights that help to answer this question. Join us on this hour-long webinar (ending in a Q&A session) where they discuss common barriers to collaboration in open, flexible office designs, and what can be done to overcome them.

Mary Lee Duff, LEED AP, IIDA

Senior Director of Strategy | IA Interior Architects

Principal and Senior Director of Strategy, Mary Lee Duff develops high performance work environments and workplace strategies that integrate real estate, technology, process, and people to support and enhance organizational goals and objectives. With over 25 years of experience, she believes deeply in the value of end-user engagement from high-level visioning sessions to focus groups and ideation exercises that bring new concepts and planning to the forefront. 

Grzegorz Kosmal AIA, LEED AP BD+C 

Design Director | IA Interior Architects

Grzegorz oversees the overall design direction and implementation of a consistent image over projects at IA, and directs all aspects of the design, from initial concept to finish details. His 25 years of design experience has taken him around the world and enabled him to establish himself as a preeminent, award-winning designer, especially in the realm of technology, corporate, civic, and government projects.

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