The worst business environment? Cubicles!

Posted on March 25th, 2008 in book, organisation by siddharta || No Comment

800-CEO-READ has an excerpt from the book Brain Rules by John Medina. What caught my eye was the last paragraph on the page:

What do these studies show, viewed as a whole? Mostly this:

If you wanted to create an education environment that was directly opposed to what the brain was good at doing, you probably would design something like a classroom. If you wanted to create a business environment that was directly opposed to what the brain was good at doing, you probably would design something like a cubicle. And if you wanted to change things, you might have to tear down both and start over.

The rest of the excerpt looks interesting too. The book has an associated website here.

Related: Design of Programmer Spaces