Why Open Offices Shouldn't Feel Like A Demotion Sep 22, 2015 Forbes | Craig Malloy Tear down this wall. It’s a metaphor for – and the reality of – many changes across workplace design. It remains one of the most hotly contested work topics today, especially when the change comes to your own office. The fact is, approximately 70% of all offices now have an open floor plan, so the shift may be unavoidable. Lifesize recently made this change in our Austin HQ, and walls weren’t the only things we demolished in the process.