These are just a few popular types of open plan workplaces in use around the world today:
Team-oriented ‘bullpen’ employees can see and hear each other freely, but desks are grouped into teams
High-panelled cubicles employees can’t see other employees when seated
Low-panelled cubicles employees can see over the panels when seated
Clusters or ‘pods’ a group of low-panelled work stations, separated by high panels from other pods.
Virtual office - a la carte work spaces, offices and communication services.
Executive suite - subleased office space, even open, in a large professional environment or office building.Open plan is the generic term used in architectural and interior design for any floor plan which makes use of large, open spaces and minimizes the use of small, enclosed rooms such as private offices. The term can also refer to landscaping of housing estates, business parks, etc., in which there are no defined property boundaries such as hedges, fences or walls.