Do We Really Need Offices?August 7th, 2013 by Dexter Findley
The Office is something of an institution in our society. Romanticized during the first half of the 20th century, and a constant fact of life since then, it has the honor of being dubbed the West's 'second (social) space' after the home. Not only a repository for a company's data, personnel and materials; it was also a badge of pride, a legitimization, a way of showing off.
Nowadays, with the internet facilitating distance document collaboration and file-sharing as well as simple telecommunications, the role of the office as a workspace has diminished. The 'space' aspect has gone digital, to the so-called 'cloud' (in reality a remote server accessible anywhere with a net connection), meaning that co-workers no longer have to be in the same physical area to work on projects together. What's left is da... Read More »