"The Power of Introverts"

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"The Power of Introverts"

January 1, 2015

On a daily basis interior designers at McWaters, and throughout the industry, are creating spaces that encourage collaboration and teamwork, yet support focus independent work. So long are the office plans that only focus on private offices; now office spaces are wide open, with few solid divisions. This space is great for the extroverts, the ones who thrive on social interaction, collaboration, and open work environments. But what about the introverts? Where do they stand in the open "fields" of the "cubicle farm"? Susan Cain, author of QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, has put a loud voice on this now not so quiet topic. She's collaborated with Steelcase to bring together a design concept that isn't to unfamiliar. "Steelcase and Cain have teamed up to offer a range of spaces based on a deep understanding of introverts and how they work best. The new Susan Cain Quiet Spaces by Steelcase is a series of private workspaces with carefully integrated architecture, furniture, technology, surface materials, lighting and work tools designed for the unique needs of introverts." To learn more about her concepts, check out Steelcase's 360 research entitled "The Quiet Ones" and Susan Cain's Ted talk [ted id=1377]

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