Greenette’s post about our dear friend Milton got me thinking about the workplace as it’s demonstrated in the popular media. I couldn’t think of a lot of examples off the top of my head (I'll keep working on it), but one thing I have noticed is that many movies and television programs show open office space, rather than enclosed.
One of my personal favorites is the American version of The Office. While they’re not too green in many respects (notable exception: NBC’s green week), they do have one thing going for them: the ratio of individual workspace to shared space.
From the best I can figure, the space program is (Office fanatics please post and let me know where I’m off!):
- 1 enclosed office
- 1 reception desk
- 11 workstations, mostly low or no wall
- 1 large reception/lounge area
- 1 large conference room
- 1 break room
- 1 large pantry/break room
- 1 storage area (open)
For another day: Lessons Learned from The Office – what not to do.