Are Open Plan Workspaces the New Normal?

The “Superdesk” in this video is a great example of the creative ways in which workspaces are evolving. It’s exciting to see companies pushing the boundaries of what an office can and should be. However, it’s also very apparent that some industries are much more suited to this type of open plan than others. Marketing or tech companies would often lend themselves very well to a unique setup like this. Perhaps not so much for the legal or financial industries. Although that could change as the old guard gives way to a new generation of workers. Regardless it appears that the open plan workspace is not a fad and is here to stay. The question is will it be a niche, relegated only to certain company types, or will it become the norm for offices across a wide variety of industries?