Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Cubicles cause Brain Damage

Finally some evidence to support what I’ve known for years…the corporate grey cubicles suck the life and brains out of us all.  Death by Cubicle is a good read mostly for the links to the great research being done, but also for the wit and wisdom of Kathy Sierra.  No wonder there are no C-level cubicles.  Maybe this is why training fails.  We ask people to learn inside these same grey walls or even worse mashing multiple people into a boring cold conference room.  If science has proven that we cannot create more brain connections in these environments than one can expect much valuable learning to occur in them either.

Before the hate mail starts rolling in please be aware the I do take this all tongue-in-cheek, however there is an important point in all of this.  And of course if you don’t know what it is then you’ve been in your cube too long.

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