I’ve really enjoyed the recent series of cartoon from Scott Adams on open-plan offices:
Some of the comments on these cartoons are just as fabulous:
Let’s not forget that cubicles were a massive failure before open plans managed to out-fail them.
Open spaces are supposed to invite the open flow and exchanges of Ideas. And they do, ideas like……”How bad traffic was this morning?….Did you catch the game last night?….how was your weekend?…..etc” Maybe some work topics might get discussed
Working environments is a very emotive subject and rightly so. Many of us spend more time at work than we do at home and we want to be productive.
What fascinates me is that many organisations spend huge amounts of money creating something that people don’t want.
Here’s something I wrote earlier: Productivity and place: Where are you most productive?