The discomfort of feeling like you are on display is just one of the many drawbacks of the open-plan layout—others include lack of noise control, constant visual distractions, and lack of personal storage space.
Should employees who have taken a break from full-time professional work for a significant time be given equal consideration for jobs as those who have worked professionally uninterrupted during the same time period?
First, see how the technology might fit into your employees’ natural workflow. The last thing you want is to introduce a technology that requires employees to adapt to a new workflow imposed by the technology, rather than the other way around.
The “charming” self-confidence a manager radiates can become infuriating when a peer or employee is unable to have an honest conversation about a challenging project because the manager is too busy trying to appear knowledgeable and superior.