There are many who will cheer at the title of this post.

Workforce management will never be the same.

The cubicle has been the bane of jokes and banter for many years. Now, some astute researchers have proven they actually reduce productivity.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett is a blogger for the Harvard Business Review’s HBR Voices and her blog is called Winning the Talent War.  I’ll share this short quote:  “‘cube farms’ discourage collaboration, stifle employee engagement and, as a result, strangle innovation at the exact time when it’s desperately needed. As Dilbert fans might say, ‘Duh.'”  The full post is titled: Bulldoze Your Cubicles for Better Collaboration

Side note: On a project not long ago, I read about Sylvia Ann Hewlett, an economist and founder of the Center for Work-Life Policy where she directs the “Hidden Brain Drain”—a task force committed to fully realizing female and multicultural talent.  Hat tip to The Future of Work blog for the actual link to the Harvard Business Review article.

-TJ M

Links in this post:

http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/hbr/hewlett/2009/08/bulldoze_your_cubicles_for_bet.html

http://thefutureofwork.net/blog/

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