Cave or Commons?

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It's no surprise that millennials favor unconventional workspaces...  But what about the rest of us?  There has been a recent debate on whether the open-office design is the most productive work environment.  Recently, we've seen some backlash on the trend.  Although the open environment likely promotes camaraderie and collaboration, it also can prove to be distracting - especially for those who have long been comfortable in private offices.  A hybrid model allowing employees to have shared private spaces seems to be a new solution.

I could not help but think of Statler and Waldorf from Jim Henson's The Muppets heckling their co-workers as they see their newly designed space for the first time.