Today I found myself in two different office environments.
The first to borrow a term was an 'Open Source' Office. Name - Starbucks.
I was there killing time whilst a major tyre change took place . Wonder if Lewis Hamilton ever wishes pit stops ran to a skinny cappucino with hazlenut shot ....
But I was the only idler. Much business was taking place at the other desks - sorry tables.
Nearest to me - a couple of low key attire, high energy entrepreneur types with much dongling, googling and speed dialling followed by assertive management of receptionists going on.
At the table next to them a couple of rattle chewing, gurgling, romper suited chaps were enjoying themselves. Mission - sugar packet, destruction of.
Boys at work - either cutting deals or teeth.
But all happily and productivily coexisting.
The second office, all monochrome and anglepoise. Again very productive and full of grown up swishiness. If you are still into primary colours and plastic accessories and spitting out your food not numbers then we are not quite ready for you yet kind of atmosphere.
And yes I know it could never happen in the real life .....except of course it does- as witnessed above .... it just that it happens in a different package .
Interesting what we find acceptable and workable when it's on our terms.