21st Century Office (04 Feb 2004)
Jeremy Myerson, Professor of Design Studies at the Royal College of Art, talks about one global response to rapid organisational, social and technological changes in the work place, the invention of new office spaces, built along rather more democratic lines than their Dickensian predecessors.
Today the work place is consciously being re-configured to reflect new working practises and life-style requirements. There are nomadic offices and nodal offices, neighbourly offices, even narrative offices! But can they overcome the more traditional mindset of those expected to work in them? Or will old hierarchies just repeat themselves in new ways?
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