cube farm

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cube farm

n
informal US and Canadian an office which is divided up by mid-height partitions to create separate work spaces
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Providing cube farms, office-lined walls, a lunchroom, and some parking are no longer enough.
Keeping employees relegated to cube farms can cut off collaboration, but a monolithic bullpen can drown workers in a sea of distractions.
They're penned in to cube farms and leashed to increasingly powerful design and predictive software.
Described as the first formal sociological examination of the American workspace, "Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace" by Nikil Saval (Doubleday) documents changes in the physical office environment--from the "countinghouses" of the 1850s to the cube farms of the Cy80s and Cy90s, through today's "collaborative workspaces" and co-working arrangements.
Sometimes when analysts and executives become mired in stats, it's a little too easy to forget the bright minds in cube farms across the globe that make it all possible.
"Just as we have escaped the 'cube farms of Dilbertville,' some employees may start to feel that the open-space pendulum has swung too far, at the expense of a worker's ability to concentrate without interruption or distraction."
There will be many more kinds of workspaces (and hopefully no more cube farms).
This translates to an environment that's diametrically opposed to the gray, button-down, white-male-dominated cube farms of the past--and too frequently, the present.
SHREWSBURY - The ladders were scattered around, wiring was going in and the cube farms in the warren of offices at 333 South St.
Home agents continually outperform those in cube farms as well as cost less and stay longer