The Future Office: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

The future never arrives as planned, but these wild innovations will certainly keep things interesting.

Flexible Workstation

The traditional office cubicle has its critics, many of whom see the boxy, partially enclosed workspace as the soulless symbol of wage-slave corporate misery. (Of course, they don't have much to say about the office environment that preceded the corporate cubicle farm.) The Knoll A3 office system reinvents the workspace by introducing brighter colors and eye-catching patterns. The translucent mesh walls encourage communication among worker bees--and give inveterate tent campers that comfortable in-the-woods feeling--at the price of reducing privacy a bit. But how much real privacy does a traditional cubicle give you anyway?

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