Not exactly my go to source for journalism on the evolving workplace, but hey, this is a sign of the times if stories about rethinking the workplace hit mainstream newspapers.
Ask Manhattan-based interior architect Maria Lopez what’s wrong with office design, and she looks like she just bit down on a fluorescent light fixture.
“It’s not conducive to humanity!” she exclaims, her voice rising in exasperated bewilderment. “The hepatitis-yellow lights, the cubes — it’s like you’re in a bloody hospital ward, going to see someone who’s dying.”
The article actually captures the nature of the situation, with progressive companies percieved as going out on a limb to introduce thoughtfully designed workplaces, while it turns out they are not out on a limb at all. In fact they are sowing the rewards of a workplace that is a tool in their mission.
Great case studies linked towards the bottom of the page as the reporters are off to learn about Google, Bloomberg, and JWT.