?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Open office floorplan - Blather, Rinse, Repeat
July 28th, 2008
10:17 am

[Link]

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Open office floorplan
No, not a GNU tool for laying out where to put your couch - the company where I work is culturally opposed to individual offices. I see valid points on both sides of the issue, but if it were me, I'd give everybody at least a wall.

If I had a wall, I'd also want a white board and a coat hook.

If I had a wall, I'd turn my desk so that people couldn't walk up behind me as I was browsing the internet.


And, within an hour of being in the new space, one of the webcomics I follow came up with a NSFW guest artist. Thanks, guys.

(7 comments | Leave a comment)

Comments
 
[User Picture]
From:jsmitty_o
Date:July 28th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I don't have to have an office, I'm fine with cubes. But I have to have to HAVE TO have at least a 5 foot wall. I loooooaaaaathe open offices or these stupid "walls" that go up a 10 inches above the level of a desk.

There has been a lot of shuffling and of desks around here the last year as a floor and wing gets remodeled. Our group had the chance to be less spread out and have one of the newer cube areas. But it would have meant having those stupid 10 inch walls. We all vetoed that pronto. I want at least the plausible deniability of privacy.
[User Picture]
From:tsmaster
Date:July 28th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
(Link)
A previous employer moved me from a private office to a cube. I took the hint and quit the company, and got to work at a new company where I worked from home.

I strongly believe that the more complex the issues an employee is working with, the more they require a door they can close to focus on things. So, if my employer doesn't want me to think hard, a cubicle is OK.

[User Picture]
From:rechercher
Date:July 28th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
(Link)
And you aren't working from home anymore?
[User Picture]
From:tsmaster
Date:July 28th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Nope, not since that employer ran out of money in November of last year.
From:smileattherain
Date:July 28th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Having just come from a place with an open floorplan, I completely sympathize. Though now as I type to you in my lovely new office with a wall of windows.... I just laugh. :)
[User Picture]
From:tsmaster
Date:July 28th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I've got a wall of windows... that I share with 30 other people.

Reminds me of when I would go to the campus computer clusters. Don't go to the bathroom, or someone might steal your machine!
[User Picture]
From:tsmaster
Date:July 28th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
(Link)
my brain shakes when people walk near my desk.
My Website Powered by LiveJournal.com