What Was an Office?
“When you need to have a meeting, have a meeting...The rest of the time, do the work wherever you like.” Seth Godin lists the reasons that the office is (nearly) dead.
"When you need to have a meeting, have a meeting. When you need to collaborate, collaborate. The rest of the time, do the work wherever you like. The gain in speed, productivity and happiness is massive. What's missing is ... someplace to go. Once someone figures that part out, the office is dead," blogs Seth Godin. "If we were starting this whole office thing today, it's inconceivable we'd pay the rent/time/commuting cost to get what we get. I think in ten years the TV show 'the Office' will be seen as a quaint antique."
When adults are challenged to behave like adults, by a child, they can go in one of two directions.