How to create a work space supporting both introverts and extroverts

How to create a work space supporting both introverts and extroverts

Challenges that introverts face professionally and personally in a society that idealizes risk-takers, big personalities, and wants everybody to work in groups.
Cain describes introverts as people who prefer quiet, minimally stimulating environments. Introverts are thinkers and listeners; they are most creative/productive when they have more quiet spaces.   But if you look at our environment, our work environments are created to support extroverts.
Workspaces are open-planned; companies emphasize group work; networking is essential; and loud people with big ideas are idealized.
Important to understand that introverts lead and work differently.
What I would like to see are environments that support both introverts and extroverts.  It is estimated that 1/3 to 1/2 of the workforce are introverts.
My suggestions for unleashing the introverts is to redesign workspaces that allow for quiet/private spaces, less emphasis on brainstorming sessions/group work for ideas, and don’t criticize introverts for being introverts.


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