“Cubicles are like prisons.” – Scott Adams
While cubicles were developed as the “action office,” they create an environment antithesis to work. Cubicles thwart collaboration.
Most digital agencies and startups like Square have open offices that encourage collaboration. The idea isn’t that you can interrupt and annoy someone but rather increase your chances of hearing something important or bumping into someone for a quick update or chat. Such spontaneity saves extra meetings and leads to great ideas.
Human interaction is vital to the workplace. You’ll get more from speaking with a co-worker for a few minutes than you will in five emails. Don’t cut corners.
Future leaders will embrace face to face conversations. You’ll never get anywhere hiding behind an avatar.