The Office as Theme Park
What if an office resembled a theme park that produced different experiences? A Middle Ages theme park might include:
Marketplace is an open area where people can get a cup of coffee, sit and chat, or watch a group brainstorming a project in the corner. It is bustling, fun, and chaotic.
Monastery is a wing of silence containing small offices. Each holds only one person. Tucked away, people can complete projects without fear of interruption. Phones are not allowed. If communication must be made, it is done via note. Hallways and rooms are designed so noise is softened.
Jousting Arena is where competing ideas are tested before a panel of judges. Spectators are free to toss in challenges or alternatives. The ability to overcome all barriers is rewarded.
The Tower is devoted solely to considering what will happen seven years or more down the road. Its lofty view is accompanied with studies and data. The products are taken to the Jousting Arena or the Marketplace.