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The 21st Century Workplace: Modern Convenience and Environmental Responsibility

Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 14:27 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

Earlier this year, my employer announced plans to move our Massachusetts headquarters office from our current location in an aging, inefficient building to a new space to be constructed in the new City Square project. We are proud to be anchoring this downtown renewal project that is finally underway despite the incompetence of the Worcester City Council.

A groundbreaking feature of our new digs is that the building will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified at the silver level, which my cousin the interior designer tells me is a really big deal. The space will also be configured to make best use of the space, and in today’s paperless work environment, that means that each employee needs less physical space.

With some trepidation, some of my co-workers have begun to worry what will become of their current spacious work areas which afford not only privacy but plenty of moving-around room. In an effort to provide answers, the Den Mother has obtained previously undisclosed photographs of the cubicles offered by the three top vendors submitting bids for furnishing the new building.

Option 1: The Deluxe. This is the most spacious of the three options. Note the optional “privacy canopy,” purchased separately.

Option 2: The Standard. Less privacy than the Deluxe, but on the bright side, you can hear your co-workers’ personal telephone conversations.

Option 3: The Economy. Space-efficient and environmentally friendly, this model is made from 100% recycled and recyclable materials.

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