Looking back a decade or so ago it was absolutely essential to have an office, or more likely, a cubicle. That’s where we had meetings, saw our coworkers, and just got work done. But today do we really need corporate offices?
I love how designers who are trying to get their names and reputations out there keep talking about the need for more and more open offices/workstations and the ability for people to work from home. The fact is there are still thousands of jobs which require access to co-workers, clients and or require periods of concentrated and quiet effort. This catch all review of offices of the future are not based on the realities of the nature of work in NA or the need for the human brain to interact with others at times and then have quiet private time to work. Sure wish Ergonomists/Human Factors Design experts were part of this conversation. JESleeth OPC
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