An open office layout is one in which all employees work on the same floor and in the same open space. Office cubicles have essentially been rendered obsolete in favor of a more collaborative and creatively engaging workspace environment. Open-plan office layouts are commonly used in co-working spaces to increase productivity, flexibility, and networking opportunities. When it comes to their workspace, everyone has different preferences. Some people prefer to work in a lively and energetic environment where collaboration is encouraged, whereas others may choose to work in a quieter, private setting. Working in an open environment allows employees to communicate with one another and share ideas more easily. Even if you aren't actively networking, talking to like-minded coworkers and sharing your ideas will spark an interest.