Is it just us or are we starting to go backwards in time? With yet another company maximizing their spaces by going the big desk, cubicle-free route as seen in the 1950s offices, we're starting to wonder if we'd be comfortable knowing there could be someone watching our backs all day long. Then again, this kinda brings us back to our grade school years where collaboration was key to producing something than the "other guy." What do you guys think about this setup?
Using Vitra's Big Table Desks and red Eames management chairs, the design is simple and each computing space is pretty much identical to the next. In many ways, we'd imagine the loss of privacy and transparency of the space makes a great environment for collaboration since you wouldn't have to call someone up every time you had a question or concern.
Since we haven't actually tried working in such an environment before, this is all speculation until we hear some true input from someone who actually has an office setting similar to the one above. Does it break down the hierarchy and foster creativity? Or does this make you hate your coworkers even more? Let us know in the comments!