We are in the process of choosing an office and then we need to design the layout - our preference is for an open plan as we think it aids communication and a team spirit and will be ideal for customer success roles etc but we are really unsure on developers.
We need to make our decision(s) before we actually hire so we cannot wait and ask developers we hire so we have three choices:
- Go totally open plan
- Go open plan but segment the developers to give them more space / less impact from noise though it still means dev A could disturb dev B etc
- Give developers an “office” each
We cannot really do both (i.e. we wont have enough space to put in offices and also leave open plan space for them should they choose) so how how best do we approach this?
Anyone been in this boat or any developers themselves got a viewpoint?