What Makes the Perfect Office?

The office is a highly personal tool shop, often the home of the soul … this fact may sound simple, but it eludes most architects … They have a mania for uniformity, in space as in furniture, and a horror over how the messy side of human nature clutters up an office landscape that would otherwise be as tidy as a national cemetery. – T. George Harris, Editor of Psychology Today (1977)

The more autonomy workers have over their workspaces, the more productive they will be.

(Tim Harford via Chris Bowler)