Cubes? You have cubes? My, that'd be an improvement!
When we moved to this stupid new office on the most expensive street in Prague (mind you, we are just an offshore dev center with no local clients) we were told they'll place tables now and get the barriers later. Now two and a half years later, with four times the space and five times the people do we have barriers? Do we have cubes? Do we have any chance to concentrate?
Thanks god (whichever) for the time difference! Thanks to this I could shift my working hours and work for some four hours alone (almost) in the office after everyone else left. I do hope the (censored to protect the innocent) who invented openspace offices has a painfull afterlife in hell. And that the walls are painted painfull purple and pink and green and orange and red and all the dreadfull colors americans seem to love so much.
As far as my dream goes ... I come from a small town, where if you took whatever direction then within ten to twenty minutes you were in woods or fields. Small pocket-size fields, small pocket-size woods, small hills, creeks, ponds. Human sized world.
We'd like to help you learn to help yourself|
Look around you, all you see are sympathetic eyes
Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home
-- P. Simon in Mrs. Robinson