By Simon Trevarthen
Corporations love boxes. Whether is it org. charts with boxes that define and hem in your role, neat role and responsibilities, and worst of all, beige cubicles. Designed in 1964, with the intention of “empowering people,” cubicles are a symptom of all that is wrong with atomized, fragmented work cultures.
Chances are, if you have done any professional job, you have work in one. Three sides, beige and boring: they give the illusion of privacy, ownership of shared space, and roots in the office. However, standing up, you have seen the honeycomb of white-collar hutches. So ask