open workspaces

Open workspace, anyone? (Bloomberg)

From Steno Pools To Cubicles And Back Again: How Offices Put Up Walls, Only To Pull’em Down

While it might be hard to believe now, especially if you’re currently staring at the fabric-covered walls of a corporate enclosure — cubicles were first intended as a form of salvation in the workplace. Having three walls to call your own seemed like paradise compared to steno pools filled with clacking typewriters and workers crowded together. [More]