|Down on the Cube Farm?
with Prof. Bob Thompson of the Blier Center for the Study of TV & Pop Culture at Syracuse University
CBS Video: The History of the Cube
|Take The WBEN Cubicle Challenge.
Can you match the workspace to the WBEN Staffer?
SEE THE QUIZ HERE
Library of Congress photo
From The Atlantic. com: Our Cubicles, Our Selves : "The original designs for the cubicle came out of a very 1960s-moment; the intention was to free office workers from uninspired, even domineering workplace settings.
The designer, Robert Propst, was a kind of manically inventive figure—really brilliant in many ways—with no particular training in design, but an intense interest in how people work. His original concept was called the Action Office, and it was meant to be a flexible three-walled structure that could accommodate a variety of ways of working—his idea was that people were increasingly performing “knowledge work” (a new term in the 1960s), and that they needed autonomy and independence in order to perform it. "
|MATCH THE CUBICLE TO THE WBEN NEWS PERSON THAT WORKS THERE
Browse through each photo below to make your guess and then click HERE to see the answers
Or click on the name at right to see their workspace
|Alan Harris and WBEN Traffic Command
Picture # 2
WBEN's Susan Rose (a cubicle she shares with Traffic)
WBEN's Brian Mazurowski
& The Workspace
WBEN's Tom Puckett
WBEN's Randy Bushover
WBEN's Tom Connolly
|CBS Video: Mo Rocca in the Office Cube Farm
||While a majority of Americans work in the three-sided spaces, a remarkable 93 percent of them report hating it.
CBS News reporter Mo Rocca shared the history of the office cubicle.