prairie-dogging

prairie-dogging

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) informal (in an open-plan office) the practice of looking over the top of one's partition in order to discover the source of or reason for a commotion
[C20: after the actions of a prairie dog, which stands on its hind legs to get a better view of something]
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According to Kurt Vander Schuur, product manager at Haworth, there are both prairie-dogging proponents and opponents at the office furniture manufacturer.
Some of the mixed feelings toward prairie-dogging which have already been expressed by Haworth members include:
Accidental prairie-dogging has revealed some things I never wanted to see.
Janelle Cushing interior designer -- "A high frequency of prairie-dogging may indicate that people and groups who should be located next to one another aren't.