There’s a quiet revolt going on. You see it happening in offices all over the world. Innovative CEOs are ducking into a Starbucks to collaborate on a few ideas with the CMO. They’re working from home one morning a week just to clear their heads and prepare for a big pitch. Or they’re sticking their finger in one ear while pacing the hallway, trying to have a quiet conversation on their cellphones.
These are the twisting work lives of CEOs everywhere who succumb to the idea of the open floor plan office, but who crave the luxury and privacy of a simple door.
It’s part of a bigger trend covered in the Wall Street Journal recently, going on from startups to Fortune 100 companies known as Activity-Based Working (ABW). ABW is a recognition that throughout the day people’s tasks and the spaces they need to perform them in, change. The one-size-fits-all office space doesn’t work for anyone — whether it’s an isolated corner office or the middle of the bullpen. Workers of every stature need workspaces that reflect the work and the culture of the company.
Credit – Elizabeth Dukes – Guest Writer Entrepreneur Magazine