An open-plan office is an office which doesn't have dividing partitions between the work areas.Hello!
Could you tell me if there is a difference between these two types of office?
Is a shared office smaller?
Googling gives many hits, an example, from the UK even.In Italy they insist on calling an open-plan office "open space". Is there any country in the English-speaking world where this term is used or is it one of the many "false Anglicisms" that exist in Italy?
Hmm... Interesting! For all these years I've been telling the Italians, "No, not open space, it's open plan!"
Keep telling them that... Stop change!!!!!! Lets's standardise, it is open plan! Open Space is out in the garden.......Hmm... Interesting! For all these years I've been telling the Italians, "No, not open space, it's open plan!"
I've done a quick Google search and find that open plan is more common than open space, but not much:
open plan office: 155,000
open space office: 128,000.
PS: However, open plan apartment still wins more than 10:1 against open space apartment.