- By the way, Intel is famous not only for its processors, but also the fact that it was invented here "cubicle", which in many modern companies have replaced traditional offices. How do you invent them?
- Yes, I remember that moment. We first purchased a large building at the Santa Clara 4, the base of which was a huge square. When we imagine how it had built separate rooms, offices, we realized that all of this is very similar to a prison. The only solution was to not build walls, and share all plenty of room to "cubicle". And then we thought, some employees will sit in the office, the other - in the cubicle, and decided to put in a cubicle and all the rest. I still hold the largest cubicle in the company, because I have a huge round table, which in a small simply will not fit. I> blockquote> It was initially assumed that the cubicle can be modified to change the shape and location, but very quickly it turned into a "sea of cubicle" or if the right - "cubicle farm».
Cubicle became the standard American office life, however, starting with a symbol of freedom and self-organization, by the end of the century cubicle become an indispensable symbol of oppression and lack of freedom. The leaders refused to sit in them, moving in separate spacious rooms.
Beginning of the 21st century marks the emergence of the Internet, computers and mass technologies will reduce the number of office employees. Paper disappeared, communication was conducted through computers, so tables can already put whatever you like. Even the offices in fact began to lose meaning. If previously you had to keep hundreds of clerks next to the factory, now the clerks was ten, they work on the internet, and the factory became a virtual concept.
According to the Bureau of Labor United States, 2020 65 million Americans will become freelancers who do not return to the office, which is 45% of the workforce.
Offices began to move away from cubicle to the side openspeysa with decorating and "eco-friendly design." However, this proved merely an attempt to return to the ideas of the German 50s - people do not want to work more in offices, people just needed a comfortable place to work. A place for creative work, not a box of 2x2 meters.
That was until the light has not appeared coworking. In 2005, a young programmer Brad Neuberg faced with a choice. "Now my choice - either office work with its certainty and communication with staff or freelance, with its freedom and independence. But why can not I get the one and the other? "- He began to think - and combined both. Rent a large room in an office building, he proposed to use it for the same freelancers like himself. A new scheme for the organization of jobs he called coworking (joint rabotanem).
Coworking CoCo Minneapolis
Coworking offers a perfect organization - open space, organized for easy separation of the teams at work zones, each of which is fenced off decorative elements, which eliminates the noise, but does not allow to fall into procrastination and fully retire. In the coworking space can reorganize everything at any moment - the tables and partitions on wheels, as Darwin.
Workspace DI Telegraph
In this case, each clerk has its place, and the team - his desk. But they are not locked in a cubicle and can freely communicate with their neighbors - this gives moderate socialization feeling and working atmosphere.