Silicon Valley is known for open plan offices and communal spaces – not ideal for social distancing when people return to work after the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Bloomberg Silicon Valley is known for open plan offices and communal spaces – not ideal for social distancing when people return to work after the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Bloomberg
Silicon Valley is known for open plan offices and communal spaces – not ideal for social distancing when people return to work after the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Bloomberg

Is this the end of the open office? At Silicon Valley tech companies, staggered shifts and boxed meals are in, vending machines and snack tubs out

  • Apple plans to keep staff apart and stagger their return, while Google and Facebook are redesigning their open floor plans to increase social distancing
  • Smaller start-ups face the same issues with their communal spaces. Firms will look to make crowd control subtle rather than airport-like, interior designer says

Topic |   Technology
Silicon Valley is known for open plan offices and communal spaces – not ideal for social distancing when people return to work after the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Bloomberg Silicon Valley is known for open plan offices and communal spaces – not ideal for social distancing when people return to work after the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Bloomberg
Silicon Valley is known for open plan offices and communal spaces – not ideal for social distancing when people return to work after the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Bloomberg
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