I think you contradict the story - at home in your plush office but writing about cramming people together in a room without walls creates teamwork. I just dont see it.
I prefer to have the privacy of my cube/office to get my writing and reading done. I prefer to have conference rooms to get the teaming done. Behind closed doors in a facility that lets me take my computer anywhere and do anything with who I have to do work with as a team.
I would love to have a door to completely shut out people at moments I do not wish to be disturbed. I use IM but at the same time I dont want to be viewed at untouchable if I just happen to put up my do not disturb sign. Once you start using IM its like constant interruption at deepest thought.
Being a tester my personality type is out going and loud. I shout when I find bugs in the lab but at the same time I respect a persons private time at work.
I just thought the article talked from both cheeks. Working at home and working in a big conference room full of people. The electronic means are great when at different buildings or locations, between floors for IMs, VPNs to get work done I agree are fantastic and should be used. But when I have to go into work, I surely dont want to be looking at 20 people all day long on the phone talking loud etc etc.
Great article with reference to todays tools!
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