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Globe and Mail Careers – Constructive Eavesdropping

by Randall Craig on November 22, 2006

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One of the greatest benefits of an open plan office is that people share information without the need to have meetings. Overhearing telephone conversations and impromptu discussions are great examples of “constructive eavesdropping” that can help the organization move forward.

On the other hand, an open plan office deprives you of any sort of privacy – and can be very distracting.

This morning’s Globe and Mail has a great article about the new face of work environments. I provide a number of concrete suggestions on how to get the benefits – and mitigate the negatives. The article is also available on Workopolis.

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Randall Craig

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Randall has been advising on Web and Social Strategy since 1994 when he put the Toronto Star online, the Globe and Mail's GlobeInvestor/Globefund, several financial institutions, and about 100+ other major organizations. He is the author of seven books, including the recently released "Everything Guide to Starting an Online Business", and speaks across North America on Social Media and Web Strategy. More at and

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