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Starting next week, our office in Shelton, Connecticut is going "fully agile" damookster Send a noteboard - 01/08/2019 10:14:37 PM

For those of you who do not speak business jargon, I will explain.

A 100% agile workspace has no offices. None. Not even for directors and VPs. No cubicles. No assigned seating at all. If there is a desk phone at your seat, you have to log on every morning and log out at end of day because tomorrow you might be sitting somewhere different. Everything is open seating with an 18 inch high plastic divider between (most) workstations. Others are just like long tables with 4 or 5 computer ports per side.

The kool-aid explanation is such open workspaces foster collaboration and increase individual empowerment. They increase worker morale and job satisfaction. This is such bullshit that pointing it out makes one feel like Captain Obvious.

Why are we really doing this? Coincidently, we are condensing from three floors to one at the same time. So the inescapable fact that we are reducing our square foot per employee ratio by two-thirds must be a side benefit. Amirite?

This will suck big time. We will have 220+ people vying for 225 seats. Instead of 3 kitchens, we will have 1. Instead of 6 bathrooms, we will have 2. Empowerment and increased satisfaction my ass.

Mook

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Starting next week, our office in Shelton, Connecticut is going "fully agile" - 01/08/2019 10:14:37 PM 351 Views
Fully agile? Try fully asshole. - 02/08/2019 12:32:54 PM 104 Views
Yes - 02/08/2019 02:43:38 PM 53 Views
Re: Yes - 03/08/2019 09:21:42 PM 68 Views
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I would hate that. HATE. - 02/08/2019 05:28:40 PM 55 Views
I plan on hating it. - 02/08/2019 05:55:22 PM 45 Views
Sounds fair to me *NM* - 02/08/2019 06:12:35 PM 24 Views
Yuck. What about people with special requirements? - 03/08/2019 09:09:43 PM 74 Views
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I have my own office now. Sometimes a law clerk comes and shares it with me. - 04/08/2019 08:27:54 AM 51 Views
Very nice. - 05/08/2019 03:01:22 PM 42 Views
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Not government issue gray steel? - 07/08/2019 01:57:28 AM 34 Views
Yuck. I suggest noise cancelling headphones. - 04/08/2019 03:11:20 PM 46 Views
I will be ordering from Amazon. Today. *NM* - 05/08/2019 03:02:36 PM 31 Views
How are they? *NM* - 08/08/2019 03:31:22 PM 21 Views
We started today. It sucks every bit as badly as I anticipated. - 05/08/2019 02:54:33 PM 51 Views
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Re: Counterproductive is the New Alternate Path Synergy - 05/08/2019 06:13:57 PM 56 Views
Ugh @ these consultants - 05/08/2019 06:51:50 PM 58 Views
I've got something you can pivot on right here.... - 05/08/2019 07:28:06 PM 48 Views
Be the Leaf LiterateDog - 05/08/2019 07:30:35 PM 44 Views
Yes.....I would love to get some of that sweet sweet Consultant money. *NM* - 05/08/2019 07:11:18 PM 19 Views
You've already nailed the jargon *NM* - 05/08/2019 07:28:42 PM 21 Views

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