Monday, January 17, 2011

Cubicle Walls: How High?

The growing trend in cubicles is to lower wall heights so employees are better able to interact with one another. While some may praise this recent architectural development, others think that it will sacrifice both privacy and productivity. So where is the happy compromise? Or is it job specific? How high is too high? How low is too low?


Roger_Paw said...

I hate my new cubicle area. The "walls" are just dividers that are shoulder-height when sitting. You are so very exposed. I can't stand it. I built some kind of privacy by strategically placing my desk lamp and two plants in just the right spots so I'm not glanced at EACH time someone walks by. Oy.

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