Well, not quite 'shoulder to shoulder' .. we sit in pods that hold five people, in an open concept office. No one, all the way up to the CEO and CFO, has an office -- we all sit in pods, and it works -- it means you can go up and ask someone a question without having to go through the formality of knocking on a door and then opening it.
Of course, we use E-Mail and MSN as well, but sometimes you need some face time with someone for a thorough discussion or explanation. It's not for everyone, but I like it, a lot.
Alex / talexb / Toronto
"Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds