Office Layouts Throughout History

Office life wasn't always about peeking over your cubicle wall like a curious prairie dog, once upon a time offices were veritable fields of desks.

A lot has changed in office design since Fredrick Taylor set to work in the late 19th century making offices more efficient. Over at Wired Magazine they've put together a mini history of the modern workspace, complete with diagrams of how offices have been laid out over the last century. It's not only a fascinating look at how our workspaces have been arranged but fun way to see how your present workspace falls into the spectrum of office design. Check out the full diagram and report back in the comments below. Evolution of Office Spaces Reflects Changing Attitudes Toward Work [Wired]


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    looks like IBM still uses layout number1

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