Sometimes, a lack of cubicle walls can be more than just an inconvenience – it can be downright dangerous. Check out what happens in this YouTube video when one employee decides to pester another by throwing stuff across an open, bench style worktable. It’s all apparently in good fun until the harassed coworker launches himself across the desk space and beats the joker with his own keyboard. The saddest thing is that the surrounding coworkers forced to share the same workspace barely miss a beat.
Is this such a common occurrence at their workplace that it doesn’t merit notice? Is this the kind of jungle the office can devolve into without the civilizing influence of cubicle walls? You be the judge. We think employees should at least have a nice desk mounted divider if they’re forced to sit directly across from each other all day. It may not stop the spitball trebuchet, but at least it makes it more difficult to lunge over the desktop to commit bodily harm.