Hot desks suck
Hot desks suck.
Wandering around trying to find anyone.
People coming in at 7 just to get a good seat.
Impersonal clinical workspaces.
No physical team identity. No sense of place.
One organisation bans all plants "because of allergies".
Completely ignores the lizard brain http://www.itskeptic.org/content/lizard-brain, and treats people like devices.
Most of all, no visibility of work. No permanent displays, kanbans etc. Many of these places ban anything on walls at all.
Dehumanising. Treating people as units.
We are supposed to be evolving from clerical workers to knowledge workers.
Too many HR experts and architects are wankers, full of nonsense theories. I can't think of any other sectors with consultants like that....