50 years of change in the workplace

60's | 70's | 80's | 90's | 00's | Tomorrow


“Open-plan" offices consisted of rows of single desks. The executives had luxurious, individual offices on the top floor. Meeting rooms and other common areas were very small. There existed little concern for visual aesthetics, acoustics or ergonomics.


Technology: telephones and typewriters
Type of work: to solve bureaucratic problems, heavy paperwork.
Type of organisation: vertical (hierarchy)
Timetables: regulated




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