I received a link this morning from a colleague about office space. it was an entertaining and interesting diversion from the all too often inward-focused grind.
It reminded me that other fields, not only Information Security, seem to suffer from unproductive, unbusiness-like amounts of “hope as a strategy”, unearned & misplaced trust, faith-based belief systems, flimflam, misdirection, puff, raw emotion, as well as lots of hype & hype-sters.
The article linked below is a quick read about alternative ways to frame some of the current blather about how reshaping the office environment necessarily leads to business benefits. If you find this topic of interest, it appears to be the focus of some adult attention & analysis — see your favorite search engine for more. If you are really interested, search on “herd behavior” and on “cognitive traps.” There are many paths to broadly shared beliefs in “solutions” that are both unsupported by and contradicted by what often seem to be easy to grasp facts. We still face lavish challenges.
“The Myths behind Brainstorming, Open Office Plans, and Collaboration.”
By Linda Hayes – November 3, 2016