Sunday, March 18, 2012

Our Offices are Getting Smaller...

According to a study by Peter Miscovich, our office walls are closing in. From the LA Times:
In the 1970s, American corporations typically thought they needed 500 to 700 square feet per employee to build an effective office. Today's average is a little more than 200 square feet per person, and the space allocation could hit a mere 50 square feet by 2015.
Cubicles are also downsizing - from an average of 64 feet to 49 feet in recent years (my mathematical inclination tells me this is likely a cut from 8x8 to 7x7 - and they say lawyers can't do math!).

HT: I heard about the study via Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking (which I previously blogged about here).