Blogger Mike Figliulo poses a challenge for business leaders – move into a cubicle for a while and see how it changes your perspective. Mike has a very negative view of cubicles (mostly because of the lack of privacy and too much noise). However, he thinks managers could learn a lot from getting down in the trenches. His idea is that getting leaders into the flow and making them more accessible will provide them with insight into what’s going on from day to day. For example, a leader would have advance warning when a project starts to go off track. Of course, there’s another valuable lesson leaders could learn from sitting in a cubicle rather than a private office. That’s the reality that cubicles with low panels don’t adequately support workers’ needs for noise control and visual privacy.
Are you a business leader looking for ways to connect with your workforce? Why not bring them up to your level? Adding panel extenders is a very cost-effective way to provide all employees with a little of the luxury of an office.