i helped a client relocate to their new office space this week. the new workspace design is very cool and futuristic with an open feel and low cube walls. most people i spoke with loved the space, except for this guy:
me: hi there! (smile) welcome to your new office space. is there anything i can do to make your transition easier?
him: uuuuh, yea. i don't like my new cube.
me: oh, really? what don't you like about it?
him: the walls are too low.
me: yes, those are designed that way on purpose to encourage peer-to-peer collaboration and teamwork. (smile)
him: can i put cardboard on top of the walls to add another foot or two?
me: no (deadpan)