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A Case for the Workplace Cocoon

Yet another covetable anti-open office format invention

Meet Brody. Image courtesy Steelcase.

There aren’t enough impassioned op-eds nor time in the day to accurately convey how much I loathe the open office format. It sabotages productivity and privacy, enabling free roaming coworkers to ensnare you in long-winded stories and paranoid bosses to butt into whatever is or isn’t on your screen. And despite being proven largely ineffective and distracting, companies keep eagerly knocking down the walls, clumping workers together often with little thought given to what individual workers need to succeed and touting “transparency” and “collaboration” above all.

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This Rock Climbing Gym Stimulates Innovation and Creativity

What does scaling a 50-foot high climbing wall have to do with TEDx, a collaborative workspace, and veteran-focused entrepreneurship? Under our roof, everything.

What does scaling a 50-foot high climbing wall have to do with TEDx, a collaborative workspace, and veteran-focused entrepreneurship? Under our roof, everything.

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Submissions: Create Your Ideal Workspace

Vote for your favorite entry in our contest to design your ideal workspace.

Last month we challenged the GOOD community to "Create Your Ideal Workspace." We received fantastic submissions that transform the conventional desk and chair, deconstructing the components of productivity and inspiration in the very space which they are created. Check out our top picks and vote for your favorite entry below.

The winner will receive a GOOD t-shirt and a year's subscription to keep or send to a friend. Voting will remain open through Thursday, December 15, and we'll announce the winner on Friday, December 16.

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