“How can the workplace evolve to respond to the contemporary realities of work culture?” challenges Allison Arieff, author of the Times piece. “I’d argue that the focus should be less on floor plans and more on ways of working.”
We agree, and advocate for choice, creativity, and variety in workspaces to best support the people and the work being done in them. But we also recognize that culture differs from organization to organization and one formula will not work across the board.
There are no easy answers, but the fact that people are talking about it is encouraging.