Back in the day, Clark Kent would pop into a "phone booth" and become "superman." For those of you under thirty, a "phone booth" was a small vertical room, often on the street but sometimes inside a building like a library or courthouse, where people made (private) phone calls. Phones were not wireless; they were wired. But we digress. What's amazing today is the return of the "phone booth" to the "open office" concept.

We live in an age of privacy. Or at least in an age of concerns about privacy. Hardly a day goes by without a media conversation about this or that "privacy breach." Companies are understandably concerned about privacy, security, and other issues concerning their trade secrets and business practices.

Interruptions are one of the biggest hindrances in the workplace and can significantly hinder productivity. Researchers reckoning it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to return to our full work levels after every interruption. Employees are finding it increasingly difficult to do their best work from one singular location or desk in the office. What's going on?
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