Would you work in an office designed like this? [Amazing Photo of the Day]

Most of us are middle class folk who work for a living. Between us, people hold various difference types of jobs but the lionshare of the jobs we hold are probably office-related — work we do at an office. Seeing as we spend so much time at work, it would be nice to have a nice, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing environment… right? Jack Dorsey, the founder of Square, sure thinks so; from the inception of Square, Dorsey has not only mandated his employees to clean their desks by the end of the day but he also hired a design firm to design a modern, sleek, and comfortable office for his employees to work in. Check it out:

Even the sight of Macs everywhere does not ruin the aesthetics of the place.

[via Inc]

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  1. Seamus McSeamus

    I’m with the majority on this one, Ashraf. This is a horrible design! It strips away any individuality, and forget about privacy.

    As for age, I was one of the first GenX models to roll off the assembly line.

  2. meldasue

    @Ashraf: I’m GenX. It might also depend on what you do. They implemented this design at one of our offices about a year ago, with the intent of converting all our locations to open office. I don’t know if they got enough feedback to make them change their minds, or if they’re still planning to convert more offices. It’s not really appropriate for insurance – the claims people need to protect our insureds’ privacy, and underwriters do a lot of detailed work that requires concentration and algebra.

  3. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    I’d be interested to know the age (rough, not exact) of the people rejecting office designs like the one featured here. I’m thinking this type of design appeals more to the younger generation, like myself.

  4. meldasue

    This is awful – it’s called the ‘open office design’ and is gaining popularity among companies trying to reduce costs. It’s been shown to increase stress and decrease productivity. I spend 10 hours a day in my cubicle – I need a tiny bit of privacy, not to mention a few personal items.