05 Jul '11, 12pm

The Future (and Past) of the 'Office of the Future'

The Future (and Past) of the 'Office of the Future'

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of my first book. Titled, Office Hazards: How Your Job Can Make You Sick , it chronicled the transformation of office environments and office-based work that was taking place at the time. Looking back three decades later, a lot has changed — and some things haven't. (The book, long out of print, can be found online from anywhere from a few cents to a few dollars. See here , here , and here , for example.) First, some context. When I wrote the book, in 1980-81, several trends were taking place in offices. Buildings were being sealed tight to save energy; windows were no longer operable. Interior walls were being demolished to make way for "systems furniture," the open offices that derisively became known as the "cubicle culture." Synthetic materials were being introduced: carpeting, wallcoverings, particleboard furnish...

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