I work in a design firm and spend a large portion of my time convincing people to change. Remember Milton from Office Space who couldn't let go of his red Swingline stapler (needless to say his office)? Imagine an entire organization of people, very happy in their current work arragements, being asked to not only move out of their office, but to share an office with someone else or to "telecommute." Their reaction varies from reluctant compliance to outright anger. What's even harder than moving into a new space is the change in behavior that is required to make it work.
- Working from home or using video conferencing means less time on the road and more time with family and friends.
- Recycling (or precycling) means buying less paper and fewer styrofoam cups.
- More natural light means we all look more beautiful (skin tones are much more flattering in the sun, don't let those lighting salesmen tell you differently) plus we can just see better.
- Better air quality means less trips to the doctor... the list goes on.
Remember, we all need a little urging to resist our Milton-esque tendencies.